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Public Health (Online)

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

Develop your research, evaluation and analytical skills relevant to understanding the social determinants of health.
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Course description

Accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

This is a highly-flexible public health masters course taught completely online.

On this course, you’ll explore key national and global public health issues from different disciplinary perspectives, as well as increasing your understanding of epidemiological measures, study designs, screening and surveillance. You’ll also study practical solutions to protect and promote the public’s health and tackle health inequalities and public health problems.

The course is ideal for people with busy work or life commitments, who want to be able to study wherever and whenever they can.

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If you'd like to find out more about studying online with us, join us for an online chat on Thursday 7 May 2020, 12-1pm. You'll have the chance to ask course tutors your questions.

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Core modules

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Systematic Approaches to Evidence Assessment
  • Key Issues in Global Public Health
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Choices include:

  • Leading and Managing Health Services
  • Using Health Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers


The course is taught entirely online. Teaching methods include video, podcasts and web lectures.


Assessment is by coursework and online exams.


2 years part-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.