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Course summary

Public Health is an interdisciplinary area which aims to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health. It addresses broad issues that can affect the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, populations, and societies. This masters level programme is aimed at graduates and professionals from a range of backgrounds and will develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities in key areas such as health surveillance, intervention, leadership and policy development. The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a ‘specialised’ Master’s Degree in that it has academic and professional elements, taking an interdisciplinary approach to areas related to public health. Students are taught how to monitor, diagnose and regulate the health concerns of communities through public policies’. The programme is both for students who want to enter the field of public health and for those already working as a health professional who want to progress their career. There will be opportunities to engage with employers and real-world projects and for those already in employment there will be opportunities to network and develop their understanding and competences.


1st Year; Introduction to Public Health, Quantitative Research, Health Promotion, Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Disease, Leadership for Public Health. 2nd Year; Public Health Policy & Politics, Qualitative Research, Public Health Economics, Health Protection. 2nd Year; Public Health Policy & Politics, Qualitative Research, Public Health Economics, Health Protection. 3rd Year; Dissertation.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree at 2.2 or above, preferably in a health related subject or an equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience. International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English at IELTS 6.5 band score or above. 20% discount for alumni who progress from our undergraduate to postgraduate programmes. Allied health professionals are eligible to apply for a fees free bursary from Public Health England (PHE).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8000 Whole course
EU £14500 Whole course
England £8000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8000 Whole course
Scotland £8000 Whole course
Wales £8000 Whole course
Channel Islands £8000 Whole course
International £14500 Whole course

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they hold Settled or Pre-settled status
MPh Public Health at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS