Masters in European Public Health

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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 2019, 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 European 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 2019
  • Intro week: 23-28 September
  • Teaching starts: 30 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
  • 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
Disabled applicants
Taught modules and content


Core modules - compulsory

Code Title Semester Credits
HAR6041 Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation Semester One (Autumn) 15
HAR6030 Introduction to Research Methods Semester One (Autumn) 15
HAR6035 Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal Semester One (Autumn) 15
HAR675 Key Issues in Global Public Health Semester One (Autumn) 15
HAR619 Epidemiology Semester One (Autumn) 15

Optional modules - choose a total of 45 credits

Code Title Semester Credits
HAR686 Disaster and Emergency Management Semester One (Autumn) 15
HAR6522 Confronting Public Health Problems Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR682 Leading and Managing Health Services Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR6045 Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR685 Communicable Disease Control Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR687 Economic Evaluation and Health Care Financing Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR6021 Health Promotion Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR655 Public Health Informatics Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR6016 Sociology of Public Health Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR6501 Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR697 Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR6531 Qualitative Research Design and Analysis Semester Two (Spring) 15
HAR680 Contemporary Health Psychology and Behaviour Change Semester Two (Spring) 15

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

Image via assetbankSemesters​ 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.

Teaching methods

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

Course team

The core staff for this course at the University of Sheffield are listed below:

Current students can contact the course administrator at

You can contact the co-ordinator of the EuroPubHealth+ consortium at

Erasmus Mundus program

Contact us


t: +44 (0)114 222 5454