MPH/Diploma/Certificate Master of Public Health (Management and Leadership)

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.

The course combines public health, management, health services research and health economics. You’ll learn management skills and take optional modules from the MPH course. This combination is not available from an MBA or a pure MPH or MSc programme.

Katharine Palmer

Core modules

  • Leading and Managing Health Services
  • Health Care Financing and Economic Evaluation
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Promoting Evidence-based Health Care
  • Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

Choices include:

  • Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork
  • Advanced Topics in Leadership
  • Leading in Challenging Times
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Social Determinants of Health Inequalities
  • Health Promotion; Epidemiology
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques
  • Key Issues in Global Public Health

Teaching and assessment

There are lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2/3 years part-time

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or a recognised 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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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.