Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a multidisciplinary course that aims to provide graduates and holders of relevant medical or non- medical professional qualifications with the advanced academic background required for leadership roles in public health. The course covers the breadth of public health.

Key benefits
Interdepartmental study programme that can be tailored to reflect your academic interests
Regular speakers from local NHS bodies and central government agencies such as the UK Health Security Agency and the Department of Health
Combines the development of a strong interdisciplinary foundation in public health with the opportunity to develop specialist expertise through the dissertation project
Primarily UK-focused with emphasis on the prevention and control of disease
Required modules

You are required to take the following modules.

If you are studying part-time, you will take the Health Economics, and Healthcare Public Health modules in Year 2.

Public Health Dissertation (60 credits)
Basic Epidemiology & Statistics for Public Health (15 credits)
Prevention & Control of Communicable Disease (15 credits)
Social Research Methods for Public Health (15 credits)
Health Promotion and Health Improvement (15 Credits)
Healthcare Public Health (15 credits)
Health Economics (15 credits)
Optional modules

In addition, full-time students are required to take two optional modules in Year 1 to bring their total credits for the year to 180 credits from a range of optional modules.

Part-time students are required to take two optional modules to bring their total for Year 2 to 180 credits.

Optional modules typically include:

Further Epidemiology & Statistics for Public Health (15 credits)
Delivering Public Health in Primary Care: from Theory to Practice (15 credits)
Sociology of Health & Illness (15 credits)
Global Public Health (15 credits)
Delivering Public Health in Primary Care (15 credits)
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include course work, poster presentation and exams. Coursework and posters contributes approximately 40% – 50% and examinations approximately 50%-60% to your final mark.

Course Type: Academic courses

Learning Type: In Person

Start Months: September

Course Duration: Full Time, Part Time

Full Time Hours: 12 months

Part Time Hours: 24 months

Qualifications Required: MPH

Cost: Full time: £11,760 per year. Part time: £5,880 per year

Contact details of organiser: King's College London

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours is normally required. Applicants with a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) will be considered where they offer significant work experience in a related field. A degree level professional qualification in an appropriate subject, normally with some experience in the broad field of public health (or primary care for MPH (Primary Care) applicants) will also be considered.

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