Masters in Public Health (MPH)

Masters in Public Health (MPH)

Key information
DurationStart dateLocationFees (2016-2017)
1 year FT October 2016 St Mary's - Paddington and South Kensington Home/EU: Full-time — £9,700
Overseas: Full-time — £ 29,700


This programme provides a comprehensive introduction to public health for students intending to practice in public health or related fields. It offers a cutting edge knowledge and skills base for both non-medical and medically qualified students.

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally be expected to hold a good first degree in a science subject (at least an upper second) or a medical degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification if obtained outside the UK. Suitable candidates are likely to be those with a background in medicine, health sciences, biological sciences, and/or environmental sciences.

Is this programme for you?

It is particularly suited to students who wish to pursue a career in public health research or public health management based on quantitative analytical skills.

The course has two streams, the General MPH and the Global Health stream, as well as optional modules, allowing students to tailor their studies to their interests.

Career prospects

In public health the focus is on populations and communities rather than individual patients. There are a number of career options in research, public or government services or voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations. Starting from a common core, students may develop into roles ranging from public health analysts, health services researchers, communicable disease control consultants, environmental epidemiologists, health policy advisors or directors of public health.

Key benefits

Master of Public Health graduates are able to:

There are still currently a few spaces available for October 2016-17. 


The new Postgraduate Study for Masters Loan study for Home and EU students is available for students to apply to programmes starting 2016 - 2017.