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MPH
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Public Health (Health Services Research)

School of Health and Related Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Learn the techniques you'll need to evaluate health services and public health interventions. Our course will prepare you for a research degree or an academic career in public health or health services research.
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Course description

Accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

This course teaches a range of techniques used to evaluate health services and public health interventions. The course is a strong foundation for a research degree or an academic career in public health or health services research. 

Intercalation

We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.

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Modules

Explore core and optional modules

Teaching

You’ll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time

Your career

Our public health masters graduates go on to work in very diverse areas, although many find work in a health or public health setting. Of particular note is that a significant percentage go on to undertake further doctoral/PhD study or to work in research or academic settings, which we feel reflects the quality of our research-led teaching in preparing and inspiring students.

Recent graduates from our public health course are now working in the UK, in information analyst roles, in senior public health management positions, in health promotion activities, researching in universities, and as public health specialist in the local authority and in the NHS. Internationally, students have found excellent opportunities in governments, health departments, universities, hospitals, as well as non-governmental organisations, undertaking leadership roles, public health programme interventions and evaluations, research, and policy-making.

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or a medical degree or significant experience in public health.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Apply

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

scharr-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5454

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.