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  • Qualification

    MPH - Master of Public Health

  • Location

    Alcuin College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The essence of public health is to prevent disease, promote health and prolong life.

This course will prepare you to become a public health professional ready to address local and global health problems. You’ll learn about multidisciplinary, evidence-based approaches and be taught by researchers who are experts in epidemiology, evidence synthesis, randomised controlled trials and social medicine.

We offer you a range of options so that you can develop both the core disciplines you need for public health practice and study a number of specialised aspects of public health including health policy, public health research, or global and humanitarian work.

Course content

We're constantly working to improve our research-led curriculum to help you gain the knowledge you need to develop as a public health professional. This course will provide you with a grounding in research methods, epidemiology and biostatistics.

You'll study a range of compulsory and option modules that will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, practice and experience to improve your understanding of:

  • research methods applicable to population-based research
  • the impact of major communicable and non-communicable diseases on population health globally
  • effective methods of disease prevention and health promotion
  • health inequalities and their effect on health and wellbeing
  • health systems approaches to public health globally
  • public health practice and policy
  • epidemiology and statistics
  • the theory and practice of health promotion
  • ethics and human rights in health practice.

Careers and skills

Our graduates have undertaken exemplary work worldwide including dealing with disease outbreaks, such as Ebola, developing community health clinics in remote areas, working in hospitals, leading government and non-government agencies, working as public health consultants and working in leading humanitarian organisations. Some graduates also choose to go onto further PhD study. The MPH is run in collaboration with the Hull York Medical School (HYMS).

Tuition fees

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£ 18,240per 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 York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

First-rate teaching by leading academics, plus award-winning employability programmes, help to prepare students for the international labour market.
A home on campus in York’s college environment brings together a diverse community of students from over 150 countries, offering lifelong connections.
York offers a wide range of specialist support to international students, including orientation, a Writing and Language Skills Centre, and immigration advice.

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