Public Health (Management and Leadership)
School of Health and Related Research,
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
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.
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.
Accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation.
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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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.
There are lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.
Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
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.
2:1 honours degree, or a medical degree or significant experience in public health.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+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.