Based on the model of our highly successful 1 year Master of Public Health (MPH), the University of Sheffield is part of a consortium of European institutions offering an integrated 2 year Public Health training programme called Europubhealth+. This programme has been supported by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree since 2006 and is proud of its Erasmus Mundus badge of excellence. In 2016, the Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) has renewed its financial support to the programme for five more years.
The institutions involved in the programme are counted amongst the foremost providers of Public Health education in Europe:
In addition to developing core competencies in public health (in their first year) and specialist training (in their second year), all students on the programme come together for two periods of joint study. At the end of Year 1, students attend a 4 week Global Public Health module in Rennes, France. At the end of Year 2, students reconvene in Rennes in order to discuss and present some of the results from their programme of study.
On successful completion of the programme, students receive two awards, a Master of Public Health from the University of Sheffield for their Year 1 studies and a Masters degree from the University attended in Year 2. Both official Masters degrees are completed by a Europubhealth+ certificate and a joint diploma supplement, detailing the chosen pathway, marks and grading scales.
Based on the experience and excellence of these six European institutions that provide high quality and fully recognised academic training in public health, Europubhealth offers real European added-value.
About the course
|Programme starts September 2019
Modes and duration
- Intro week: 23-28 September
- Teaching starts: 30 September
- The course is taught face-to-face over 2 years (which includes one academic year at the University of Sheffield)
Check the EuroPubHealth+ participation costs page for the latest fees
- 2:1 honours degree in a related subject
- English language requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component or equivalent.
Full details are available on the Europubhealth+ website
|Taught modules and content
Core modules - compulsory
Optional modules - choose a total of 45 credits
The second year is spent in one of the partner European institutions.
You will complete a dissertation worth 30 ECTS credits (60 University of Sheffield credits) during year two.
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.
|How this course is taught
Semesters and study approach
The academic year is made up of two semesters - semester one (autumn) and semester two (spring). Each semester has 12 weeks of teaching.
You can expect to be in classes for two or three days a week.
During the rest of your time you will undertake self-directed learning. This will help you to develop skills such as critical thinking.
We use a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and computer-based activities to ensure you gain high-quality, research-informed teaching. You will study alongside a group of students from the UK and across the world, providing a mix of experiences and backgrounds that will augment your learning experience.
Our campus and how we use it
We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.
The Europubhealth+ consortium awards Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus scholarships to the best candidates who apply before the indicated deadline each year.
For more information, please see the Application and Selection Procedure section of the EuroPubHealth+ site
The core staff for this course at the University of Sheffield are listed below:
You can contact the co-ordinator of the EuroPubHealth+ consortium at https://www.europubhealth.org/contact-us