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Master of Public Health MPH

Course Description

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is internationally respected for its multidisciplinary focus and commitment to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Health for All principles.

A key strength of the Master of Public Health programme is the core skills and knowledge it provides in epidemiology, qualitative research methods and evaluation of policy and practice.

It is an essential programme if you are working in any area of public health, governmental organisations; health services management; policy and planning; housing; transport; or for community groups and NGOs. Our students are medics, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, environmental health officers and professionals from various sectors of health services.

The programme reflects current changes in national and international policy. The practice of public health is thus very broad and consequently its practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds, as reflected in the broad range of expertise of our staff. Because of this, students have the opportunity to study a varied academic programme in depth, in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.

The MPH provides a solid foundation for public health research and practice in a variety of public, NGO, and international settings. With the knowledge and skills this programme will give you, you'll be able to put public health principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice, policy and at the interface of applied research.

With its modular format and open learning facilities the programme can be studied to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters levels within the University. You can also study with other institutions by using the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). You can also take any of the modules as CPD.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
•Health and Society (15 credits)
•Health Improvement (15 credits)
•Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health 1 (15 credits)
•Public Health Protection (15 credits)

Semester 2
•Qualitative Research Methods (10 credits)
•Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health 2 (15 credits)
•Management of Health Systems (15 credits)
•Evidence Based Public Health (15 credits)


On completion of the programme, you should have a foundation in the science and art of public health, including an understanding of the concepts of health and disease, and the factors which may affect these. The resulting knowledge, skills and attitudes should enable you to put public health principles into effect in a variety of settings including research and practice.

Visit the Master of Public Health MPH page on the University of Liverpool in London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

This programme is for university graduates in health/healthrelated professions, and non-health graduates and others approved by the University including:•Graduates in medicine of an approved university (no less than one year post registration professional experience)•Health-related graduates of an approved university/institution (no less than two years professional experience)•Non-health-related graduates, and others who have satisfied requirements of approved exam boards, or satisfied the University that they are suitably qualified. Have at least three years approved professional experience, and either completed the final examination of an approved professional institution, or obtained a qualification approved for this purpose by the University.

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