EuroPubHealth (ERASMUS MUNDUS European Masters Programme in Public Health)

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Erasmus Mundus program

Key Information

Programme Starts
  • September 2017
  • Intro Week: 18-23 September
  • Teaching starts: 25 September
Modes and duration
  • Full time: 2 years
Entry requirements
English language requirements
  • IELTS minimum of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

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About the course

Professor Liddy Goyder (Public Health Strategic Lead for Academic Studies) talks below about our School's Public Health programmes...

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How the Europubhealth works

In addition to receiving the basic acquisition and specialist training, 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. 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 attended in Year 1 and a Master of Public Health from the University attended in Year 2. 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.

Course philosophy

This Public Health Masters programme has been awarded the prestigious ERASMUS MUNDUS badge of excellence. 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.

The institutions involved in the programme are counted amongst the foremost providers of Public Health education internationally:

  • Spain : Andalucian School of Public Health (Granada)
  • Poland : Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Krakow)
  • France : National School of Public Health (Rennes)
  • France : University of Rennes 1 (Rennes)
  • United Kingdom : University of Sheffield (Sheffield)


Significantly, Europubhealth has received support from Erasmus + and we are able to offer a number of scholarships for excellent students seeking to study for public health training in Europe.

The deadline for applications for these granted places for overseas students is usually towards the end of October, for EU students it is typically in February/March. Of course, self-funding UK and EU students or students funded through other sources are very welcome to apply (however, we only accept a very small number of overseas self-funding students).

Course team

The core staff for this course are listed below:

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Course structure

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

Core modules

Optional modules

Code Title Led by Semester
HAR619 Epidemiology Hannah Jordan Autumn
HAR6521 Promoting Evidence Based Healthcare Steve Goodacre Autumn
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

* 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 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.