EuroPubHealth+ (European Public Health Master)

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For general enquiries about this course contact Emma Earle at or call (+44) 0114 2225454.
You can contact the course director, Michelle Holdsworth, for course-specific enquiries at

Based on the model of our highly successful 1 year Master in 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 European Public Health Master's 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

Key information
Programme starts September 2018
  • Intro week: 17-22 September
  • Teaching starts: 24 September
Modes and duration
  • 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

Entry requirements Disabled applicants
Taught modules and content


All modules account for 15 credits unless stated otherwise. You will be required to take 60 credits worth of optional modules.

Details below refer to the 2017/18 programme. It is anticipated that an additional optional module will be added for 2018/19 and this webpage will be updated to reflect that amendment once confirmed.

Core modules

Optional modules

Code Title Led by Semester
HAR619 Epidemiology Hannah Jordan Autumn
HAR6045 Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers Jeremy Dawson Spring
HAR685* Communicable Disease Control Andrew Lee Spring
HAR686 Disaster and Emergency Management Andrew Lee Spring
HAR687* Health Care Financing and Economic Evaluation Clara Mukuria Spring
HAR6021 Health Promotion Julie Dickinson Spring
HAR655 Public Health Informatics Louise Preston Spring
HAR6016 Sociology of Public Health Jennifer Burr Spring
HAR6501* Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques Andrew Booth and Sue Harnan Spring
HAR697 Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems Amy Barnes Spring
HAR6531 Qualitative Research Design and Analysis Richard Cooper Spring
HAR680 Contemporary Health Psychology and Behaviour Change Emma Hock Spring

* by a module code indicates special information for the module. Please mouse over the module code or visit the module page to find out the details.

The second year is spent in one of the partner European institution.

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.

2017-18 EPH Taught timetable

How this course is taught

Image via assetbankSemesters​ and study approach

Study is divided into 2 main semesters in the autumn and spring, each of which involves 12 weeks of attending lectures. You can expect to have taught classes for 2 to 3 days a week and you are expected to undertake self-directed learning with the rest of your time to develop your critical thinking skills.

A range of teaching

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 other nationalities, providing a mix of experiences and backgrounds that will augment your learning experience. Several modules are also available to other university students, giving you further opportunities to meet other students from different backgrounds. Some of these modules involve large classes with several Masters students coming together. All teaching takes place in high quality purpose-built accommodation in ScHARR or close-by on the University of Sheffield campus.


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

Course team

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

Erasmus Mundus program

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