European Public Health Master
2021 start

Europubhealth: European Masters Programme in Public Health

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

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Image of Katharine Palmer and Precious Ogbuji, postgraduate School of Health and Related Research students

Course description

This is a two-year dual degree programme provided by the Europubhealth Erasmus consortium of which the University of Sheffield is a member. The course draws on the expertise of eight European universities and, through a competitive application process, offers scholarships and self-funded places each year.

In your first year, you will study core competencies in public health at either the University of Sheffield, University
College Dublin, taught in English, or the University of Granada, taught in Spanish. In your second year, you will choose to specialise in a specific area of public health practice at a consortium member university in France, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium or Spain, and also undertake a placement and dissertation. At the end of the first year, you will join other students and study on a 3 week integration module in Rennes.

Students who successfully complete the two-year programme will receive a Masters degree awarded by the university where the first year was studied and a Masters degree awarded by the university where the second year was studied.

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Join us for our online open day on Tuesday 27 April 2021 and Monday 27 September 2021 from 12pm-1pm (UK time). 

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Explore core and optional modules

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.


2 years, full-time (the first year of study is at the University of Sheffield)

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 public health consultant roles, in data analysis positions, and project management. Students have also found excellent opportunities at the World Health Organisation (WHO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Save the Children.

Student profile

Image of Katharine Palmer, postgraduate School of Health and Related Research Student in the library

I study for two years, and my second year is at a different European institution. Next year I will be in Paris studying Environmental and Occupational Health at EHESP (École des Hautes Études en Santé publique). The course is so broad, it gives students space to develop their own interests within public health.

Katharine Palmer
EuroPubHealth (European MPH programme)

Entry requirements

For entry requirements and English language requiremenrts for this course, visit the europubhealth website.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for a scholarship from Erasmus+. For further information, and how to apply for a place, visit:


You'll need to apply for this course via the Europubhealth website:

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+44 114 222 5454

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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