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Public Health (International) MPH

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MPH - Master of Public Health

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This course is designed (12-month variant) to provide public health professionals with an advanced understanding of the health needs of populations and how to effectively intervene to strengthen international health systems.

You can also study this subject at Master of Public Health (International) (18 months with a research project); Postgraduate Diploma (9 months) or Postgraduate Certificate level (4 months).

Make an impact

Through our course you’ll gain a detailed insight into innovative solutions to address modern global health challenges. Through studying with our expert staff, you can benefit from their real world knowledge and experience, positioning you to join the global community of professionals working to improve the provision of healthcare around the world.

Course highlights

Analyse issues in health policy and health services using epidemiological and statistical tools to critically review evidence.

Develop the essential skills to improve existing (and build new) health services programmes and management systems.

Evaluate different strategies for disease control in order to select the most effective and feasible programmes.

Discuss ethical issues, and adopt and justify an appropriate ethical stance.

You’ll benefit from an international learning environment, with fellow-professionals from a range of countries and areas of expertise.

The course is delivered by Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, based in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences.

On this course you have the opportunity (dependent on travel restrictions - please see our Course terms and conditions) to take part in a study visit to Geneva, attending workshops and meetings with various health-related UN and other international organisations. In the past these have included: World Health Organisation; UNAIDS; UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR); International Labour Organisation; International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC); Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF); GAVI Alliance.

The Master of Public Health (International) is designed for you if you are a health professional with diverse experience in national health systems. For example you may be a district and provincial medical officer, disease control, reproductive and child health and other programme officer, health service manager, community nurse, health educationalist or general medical practitioner.

You can also study this subject at Master of Public Health (International) (18 months with a research project); Postgraduate Diploma (9 months) or Postgraduate Certificate level (3 months).

The 12-month variant concludes with a 10,000 word dissertation that you write in your final semester which gives you space for in-depth examination of an area of public health that is relevant to your work and career plans.

The 18-month variant replaces the dissertation with a research project. There you design and carry out a study involving primary data collection to investigate a public health issue in your workplace or organization of your choice.

Please contact the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences admissions team if you need further advice on which course would be best for you.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course have gone on to work in:

  • ministries of health
  • international organisations
  • civil society organisations
  • universities
  • consulting firms
  • private health providers

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,500per 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 Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 57 10

    23rd out of 35 4

  • Entry standards

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    169 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    179 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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