MPH/Diploma/Certificate Master of Public Health (online)

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

We tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges to improve the health and care of people across the globe.

I love the University and Sheffield as a city. I did my undergraduate degree here and didn’t want to leave. Whilst what I learnt was related to public health, such as disease outbreak management, the problem solving skills can be applied to other areas in the future.”

Harriet Fidler, Master of Public Health

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Accredited by the APHEA.

If your life and work mean you are too busy to attend the University in person, or you live outside the UK, you can take the MPH online. You can study part-time, completely online. You do not need a UK study visa to take the online course.

As a student on this course, you can take between two and four years to finish the MPH. Or you can take individual modules, as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).

ScHARR postgraduate student

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

Examples of 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

Teaching and assessment

The course is taught entirely online. You study at your computer in your own time. Teaching methods include video, podcasts and web lectures. Assessment is by coursework and online exams.

Course duration

  • MSc and Postgraduate Diploma: 2-4 years
  • Postgraduate Certificate: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or a medical degree or significant experience in public health.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Teaching Support Unit
T: +44 (0)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.