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Masters in Public Health

University of York
York, England, UK
Courses in UKCourses in England1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Course description
The Masters in Public Health (MPH) course at York offers the chance for you to get a solid grounding in this field through training in public health history and practice, epidemiology, and research methods. At the same time, this education will enable you to understand and incorporate a wider global vision of public health. The optional modules allow you the choice of focussing on research methodologies, economics, social science in relation to health, global public health, and health policy.

The MPH is run in association with the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).
Who is the course for?
The public health training offered at York is suitable for students from a wide variety of disciplines who plan to work as public health practitioners, to become researchers, to work in governmental or non-governmental organisations, to go on to study medicine or to pursue PhD studies. The course also provides a solid foundation for those planning to take the membership examination of the Faculty of Public Health.

Course structure
The MPH training involves a one-year full-time or two-year part-time Masters programme (180 credits), with the option to exit from the course with a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health after successful completion of the taught modules (120 and 60 credits respectively). The aim of the programme is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to enable them to become effective public health professionals in either the UK or international settings, including in low and middle-income countries.

The course is modular and provides a range of compulsory and optional modules that will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills by improving your understanding of:

– research methods applicable to population-based research
– the impact of major communicable and non-communicable diseases
– effective methods of disease prevention
– health inequalities and the context in which they occur
– public health practice and policy
– the theory and practice of health promotion
– ethics and human rights in health practice
– leadership and management skills.

Entry requirements
You should normally be a graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher, or equivalent from an overseas university, and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge of and interest in a relevant area of public health. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and we follow the University’s Equal Opportunities policy.
The Department of Health Sciences minimum English language requirement is IELTS: 7.0. You can, however, receive a conditional offer with a 6.5 in writing provided you complete the University of York’s higher level pre-sessional course which runs for eight weeks. On successful completion, you can then progress to your programme within Health Sciences.

Funding
For available scholarships visit our masters scholarships webpage www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/gradschool/funding/#tab-3

For information on fees visit www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding

How to apply
Visit our website at www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/gradschool/public-health, contact Student Information Service on 01904 321321 or email dohs-pg-enquiries@york.ac.uk for further information.

To view our student reflections video visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-77iwBPCpA.

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