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Postgraduate taught

Master of Public Health (MPH)

UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
2 years part time
3 years part time
Entry year 2021
Contact

Programme Director Dr Andy Griffiths and Professor G.J. Melendez-Torres
Web: Enquire online 
Phone: 
0300 555 6060 (UK)  
+44 (0)1392 725500 (non-UK)

Entry requirements

2:2 degree in relevant subject

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Campus St Luke's Campus
Discipline Healthcare and Medicine

Overview

Due to COVID-19, we are continually reviewing the delivery of our courses. Our priority is to ensure that safety of all our students and staff, and we are currently planning for flexibility and resilience in our approach so that whatever the year brings we will still be delivering the high level of teaching that we always have. You can stay updated on our website as the situation progresses.

  • You will look at how public health decision-makers think through the kinds of challenging problems they encounter in their work
  • We work closely with healthcare collaborators in the region, and across the globe, to ensure we are meeting the complex needs of a changing healthcare sector
  • This course combines the expertise of our world-renowned public health experts with specialists in leadership and management in our outstanding Business School
  • We use a blended learning approach which includes significant self-directed online learning, facilitated chat rooms which are complemented by face-to-face networking opportunities
  • 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

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83% of research in Clinical Medicine classified as world-leading or internationally excellent

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 

Top 10 in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3*

Major capital investment in new buildings and state-of-the-art facilities

Developed in association with University of Exeter Business School

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.

 

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

• IELTS: Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
• TOEFL: Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
• Pearson: 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

International students are normally subject to visa regulations which prevent part-time study. It is recommended that international students apply for the level of the final award you intend to complete i.e. PGCert, PGDip or Masters, due to the associated cost and requirements for a Tier 4 student Visa.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Course content

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.

  • 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

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 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.

Modules

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.

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.

It is also possible to exit with a PGCert after completing 60 credits of taught modules or a PGDip after completing 120 credits of taught modules. The list of modules below shows which are compulsory.

Modules will use a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning throughout 2020/2021.  Generally, synchronous content will be delivered face-to-face, with live remote participation available if needed.  However, synchronous content may be delivered fully online if necessary.

View the draft timetable of contact days for 2020/21 (please note: these dates are subject to change)

Fees

2021/22 entry

UK fees per year:

  • MSc  £9,650 full-time, £4,825pa part-time 2 years, £3,100pa part-time 3 years

International fees per year:

  • MSc  £22,000 full-time

Find out more about tuition 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.

Funding and scholarships

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.

Funding

The Funding website has information on all available options for funding open to prospective students of taught Masters programmes. You can also use the searchable database of all Scholarships and Bursaries to find funding for which you are eligible.

There are various funding opportunities available including Global excellence scholarships. For more information visit our Masters funding page.

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 College of Medicine and Health is delighted to offer the Pro Vice Chancellor's NHS Postgraduate Scholarship of £5000 to two NHS staff who accept a place to study on one of our Masters programmes enrolling in 2020. Please check your eligibility before applying.

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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Teaching and research

In the College of Medicine and Health, our purpose is to deliver transformative education that will help tackle health challenges of national and global importance.

Teaching

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.

Learning

We use 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.

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

Support

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.

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Careers

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.

Careers support

All University of Exeter students have access to Career Zone, which gives access to a wealth of business contacts, support and training as well as the opportunity to meet potential employers at our regular Careers Fairs.