Master of Public Health (MPH)

Duration Full time 1 year
Part time 2-3 years
Discipline
  • Healthcare and Medicine
LocationExeter (St Luke‘s)
Start date September

Overview

The September 2020 intake will not be affected by COVID-19 as all modules will be delivered online if necessary

  • Designed to develop public health leaders of the future, with learning centred around complexity, leadership and decision-making
  • Unifying the best and most relevant elements of our local expertise and global networks in environment and health, global health, complexity in healthcare, systems approaches to leadership and partnership working, and collaborative decision-making
  • Designed so that students would have the knowledge needed to undertake Part A examinations of the Faculty of Public Health
  • Developed against leading international standard for public health teaching and learning

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) will help you to become a compassionate and inclusive leader ready to address the biggest health challenges faced in our local and global communities. This course combines the expertise of our world-renowned public health experts with specialists in leadership and management in our outstanding Business School.

Our introductory module, Problem Structuring and Solving in Public Health, looks at how public health decision-makers think through the kinds of challenging problems they encounter in their work. It will introduce you to the key frameworks and tools leaders use to understand and develop solutions to public health problems.

Why Exeter?

In the College of Medicine and Health we specialise in research-led teaching and in developing socially accountable graduates who are collaborative leaders, committed to life-long scholarship for the service of patients and the public. We work closely with our healthcare collaborators in the region, and across the globe, to ensure we are meeting the complex needs of a changing healthcare sector.

This programme is being developed in association with the University of Exeter Business School.

Who can apply for this course?

Our MPH is an inclusive programme that welcomes applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, and is suitable for both international and UK students.

Preferably you will be:

• A graduate with a Life, Health or Medical Science degree, or intercalating medical students, with relevant public health work experience
• Someone who can demonstrate evidence of significant Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) experience.

Programme structure

The Master of Public Health (MPH) can be taken as a full time or part time programme of study, as appropriate. It is delivered at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 7.

The MPH comprises 180 credits in total: taught compulsory modules worth 135 credits in total, one optional module (Masterclass) of 15 credits, and a Capstone Project worth 30 credits.

The programme is divided into units of study called modules which are assigned a number of 'credits'. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work.

See the MPH programme schematic to see the programme structure.

Compulsory modules

Module code Module name Credits
HPDM118 Structuring and Solving Public Health Problems  15
HPDM119 Analytics and Evidence Based Public Health 30
HPDM120 Leadership Strategy and Change 30
HPDM121 Epidemiology 15
HPDM122 Planetary Health 15
HPDM125 Integrative Policy and Practice Exercise 15
HPDM124 Principles of Health Protection 15
HPDM126 Capstone Project 30

Optional modules

Optional modules, known in the MPH as ‘masterclasses’, will be developed in response to student needs and interests. These modules will blend small-group learning with specialist expertise drawn from our world-leading faculty.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

It is taught using a blended approach which includes a significant self-directed online learning, peer supported learning groups, facilitated chat rooms, and personal learning logs. This will be complemented by face-to-face networking opportunities.

Modules include immersive learning at start and end of the taught components of the programme, with two ‘longitudinal’ modules delivered principally online and four modules delivered primarily face-to-face through teaching days.

See the MPH programme schematic to see the programme structure.

Teaching methods on the Masters course include:
• case-based discussion
• simulation and problem-based learning
• seminars
• group discussions
• reflection sessions
• buzz groups
• chat backs
• interactive workshops

You will be allocated an academic tutor who will remain with you throughout the programme. Academic tutors are able to provide guidance and feedback on assessment performance, guidance in generic academic skills and pastoral support. They are also able to refer you to more specialist support services, both within the College and elsewhere across the University.

Careers

You will be equipped to work in interdisciplinary healthcare teams to tackle the exciting opportunities and challenges in public health across a wide range of careers. Careers include working in the health and pharmaceutical industry, supporting local commissioning, local authority public health, and work at the frontlines of health policy.

Entry requirements

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. You will have, or be predicted, at least a 2:2 degree in a relevant subject such as Life, Health or Medical Science degrees, or intercalating medical students, with relevant public health work experience.

We will also welcome applications from people who can demonstrate evidence of significant Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) experience.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section. 

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

 

Fees and funding

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Tuition fees per year 2020/2021

UK/EU: £9,300 full-time; Pro-rata part-time (2-3 years)
International: £21,100 full-time

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Other funding and scholarships

We have a range of scholarships available for postgraduate scholarships every year including NHS bursaries. For full details search the funding directory

Master of Public Health International Scholarships

We are delighted to offer 7 scholarships to international students who accept a place to study on the Master of Public Health enrolling in 2020. Scholarships will be automatically awarded based on academic merit and commitment to the area of public health.

The scholarships will be worth between £3000-£6500 and are payable as a reduction on tuition fees. Find out more.

Pro Vice Chancellor's NHS Postgraduate Scholarship

The University of Exeter Medical School is delighted to offer the Pro Vice Chancellor's NHS Postgraduate Scholarship of £5000 to NHS staff who accept a place to study on one of our Masters programmes enrolling in 2020.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to Postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship

We are pleased to offer University of Exeter alumni beginning a taught Masters degree (eg MA; MSc; MRes; MFA) or research degree (eg MPhil/PhD) with us in 2020/21 a scholarship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

The award will take the form of a 10% reduction in first year tuition fees whether Home/EU or International.

 

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

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Email: medicine@exeter.ac.uk
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Research degrees

If you would prefer a dissertation-based Masters rather than a taught and thesis Masters then this is available as the MSc by research:

 

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