2020 start
PG Certificate
PG Diploma

Public Health (Management and Leadership)

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

This course is ideal for those who aspire to be leaders in their healthcare organisations. You’ll study health needs and inequalities, and you’ll explore the principles of management and organisation theory in terms of public health and health policy and systems.
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Course description

This course provides a combination of public health knowledge and management science.

On the course, you’ll study health needs and inequalities and be introduced to gathering and appraising evidence through research and needs assessment, as well as economic evaluation and healthcare financing. You’ll explore the principles of management and organisation theory and specific challenges relating to public health, as well as health policy and health systems.

The course is ideal for those who aspire to be leaders in their healthcare organisations and systems.


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

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Accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation.


Core modules

  • Leading and Managing Health Services
  • Economic Evaluation and Healthcare Financing
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
  • Knowledge Mobilisation in Healthcare
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Choices include:

  • Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Health Promotion
  • Epidemiology
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques
  • Key Issues in Global Public Health
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis
  • Introduction to statistics and critical appraisal
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Managing People in Organisations


There are lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.


Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


  • 1 year full-time

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.

Entry requirements for international students


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

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+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.