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Master of Public Health MPH

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    MPH - Master of Public Health

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22, 23-JAN-23

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The Master of Public Health (MPH) provides a flexible programme that students can tailor to meet their own needs across a broad range of professional accreditation standards in public health and/or to pursue an academic career.

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 towards either the development of a professional career in public health practice or the pursuit of an academic career.

You will be taught by experienced tutors from a broad range of disciplines including epidemiology, statistics, public health, psychology, sociology, philosophy, economics and management. Tutors include both renowned academics and expert practitioners. Your learning is enriched by interaction with other students from varied clinical, non-clinical, professional and cultural backgrounds.

Completing the MPH at the University of Aberdeen will equip you with broad Public Health knowledge and essential research skills relevant for application in both academic and workplace practitioner environments, including:

Career in Public Health Sector: Pursue a career in world ranking academic research institutions for projects commissioned by coordinating authorities of health such as WHO, Ministries of Health and NGOs. You will be able do this by developing a critical awareness of the wide public health domains and demonstrating evidence based knowledge.

Influence Public Health policy: Influence public health policies through independent research with publication in peer reviewed journals; and contribute to translating research evidence to practice in professional and health authority settings.

Become an independent researcher: Identify research priorities and goals set by global and national health authorities. You will learn to address these priorities by understanding the key concepts of Public Health through taught courses and formulating research questions, developing appropriate research methodology, conducting research, analysing data and writing a report.

A pathway to a PhD and/or Public Health role: With its emphasis on a knowledge of relevant research disciplines, skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, critical thinking and scientific writing - an MPH is a common entry pathway to undertaking further research including a health-related PhD.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 25,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Aberdeen

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  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population has over 130 nationalities and strong international global networks.
Experienced international student advisers with immigration expertise supporting students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 58 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    156 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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