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Study public health at The University of Aberdeen, awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Research in recognition of world-leading research into health economics and services with significant positive impacts on public health, quality of life, surgical interventions, therapeutic use and public policy. You can study this programme either on campus or online.

If you want to influence public health policy, become a researcher, or work in public health, an MPH in Public Health will give you the range of skills and discipline areas you need to cover to work within the discipline. Public Health awareness is never very far from the news when epidemics are reported and contained, diseases become more widespread or there is a link between populations and long term health impacts from specific behaviours displayed individually and in terms of clusters in the economies they represent. It is a fascinating subject area where patterns and trends can be analysed in health outcomes to make a real positive impact on our lives as well as defining longevity and issues impacting health around the world.

You will ideally have a science and health related background degree but other Honours degrees in science, social science and humanities can be considered for the programme which is a Master of Public Health (MPH)

This MPH covers the core topics required for professional accreditation in public health that is relevant to both UK and international students. The programme offers an excellent range of specialist elective options to allow you to tailor your learning to your needs and includes a flexible project component enabling you to gain experience oriented either towards the development of a professional career in public health practice or towards the pursuit of a more academic career.

The MPH is also available online

OUR ACCREDITATIONS AND PRIZES

  • Queen's Anniversary Prize for Research - in recognition of world-leading research into health economics and services HERU
  • Top 10 UK Medical School
  • 1st for 'Impact' in Public Health, Health Service Research and Primary Care and Business Management (REF 2014)

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Applied Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Study Skills for Life

Optional

  • Health Behaviour and Behaviour Change
  • Fundamentals of Research Design
  • Health Economics
  • Evidence Based Health
  • Introduction to Global Health

Semester 2

  • Health Needs Assessment
  • Beyond Your Degree

Optional

  • The Leadership Challenge
  • Qualitative Health Research
  • Health Informatics (distance learning)
  • Values and Ethics of Public Health
  • Health Systems and Policy Research
  • Systematic Reviewing

Semester 3

  • Standard Project in Public Health
  • Extended Project in Public Health

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You gain an international perspective on health at a top 10 UK ranked Medical School with an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Public Health research, Primary Care and Business Management were No.1 in Scotland (2014)
  • Full and part time options enable some level of flexibility to study

Where you study

International Student Fees

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Entry Requirements and Study Support

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Visit the Master of Public Health (Campus) MPH page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

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