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MPH
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

Accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation.

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.

We combine public health, management, health services research and health economics, which is not available on an MBA or a pure MPH or MSc programme.

Intercalation

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

Continuing Professional Development

All modules on this course can be studied as standalone CPD modules. It is possible to complete standalone modules and then apply to transfer to an MSc/PGDip/PGCert qualification. Any time spent on the CPD route counts toward the time-limit a student has to complete their chosen qualification.

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Modules

Explore core and optional modules

Teaching

There are lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time

Your career

The relevance of management and governance in international public health has been recognised as one of the greatest challenges facing governments in developing and newly-democratised nations.

In developed countries, the challenges of running large health and social care services requires an understanding of both public sector policy and strategic management, a combination that cannot be obtained from a business degree such as an MBA.

The MPH in Management and Leadership has been designed to provide its graduates with all the skills and knowledge they require to take up employment in the following sectors:

  • healthcare and public health organisations in developed and developing countries
  • governmental organisations
  • voluntary organisations, NGOs and development agencies
  • commercial health care or health service providers

The course is also suited to those wishing to undertake a research degree or to take up a post in an academic setting.

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.

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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.