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Master of Public Health - MPH/PGCert/PGDip


University of Nottingham School of Medicine

Full time & Part time September MSc, PgDip, Other, PgCert 1 year full-time, 2-4 years part-time

About the course

With 25 years’ experience of public health education we understand how to deliver the important balance between academic excellence and the real-world practical application of public health skills.

This course is ideal for individuals who:

  • work or plan to work in public health and related fields, both within the UK and in global settings
  • have the required basic academic skills (a good level of mathematical ability is needed to undertake this programme)
  • are keen to study public health with students with diverse backgrounds and experiences

This student-centred course is taught by multi-disciplinary expert epidemiologists, methodologists and public health practitioners. You will engage with staff who are committed to high-quality research and training in investigating the occurrence, causes and

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will usually hold a first degree (2.1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

International students must meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available.


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David Stacey, Programme Manager, Strategy and Performance, Public Health Directorate, Lincolnshire County Council

2452.jpg "Having decided to embark on a postgraduate qualification in Public Health I naturally asked around the office. Whenever I asked the advice of colleagues in Public Health about undertaking an MPH it was Nottingham which came up time and again as the MPH of choice. One of the key benefits to me of undertaking the MPH in Nottingham has been the fact it is a taught course attracting a real range of students. Being given the opportunity to work with other students from all sorts of different professional backgrounds and from different parts of the world has enabled me to place the debates about critical areas of Public Health policy and practice into the widest possible context. This has been invaluable in widening my public health knowledge. The staff at Nottingham are really supportive and have been a huge source of knowledge, expertise and encouragement and their diverse backgrounds helps to provide a real balance to the course with so many and varied skills upon which the department can draw."


Kirsty Pitt

3358.jpg Having studied for my undergraduate degree in pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, I already knew of the high quality teaching and research that the University offers, so it was a natural choice for me when deciding to undertake a Masters in Public Health (MPH).

I really enjoyed my year doing the MPH. I learned a lot both from the teaching sessions and from the experiences of others taking the course, who came from a variety of backgrounds from across the world. The staff on the course are all willing to help as you go through the course and there is a really friendly and supportive atmosphere.

I particularly valued the opportunity to develop my skills in data analysis and critical appraisal, and to put these into practice through completing my own research project. The skills I learned on the course enabled me to develop my career and are invaluable in my new role at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

I would highly recommend the course to anyone interested!


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