Postgraduate

Public Health MPH, PGDip

Public Health MPH, PGDip

PGDip - full time: 9 months, part time: 21 months
MPH - full time: 12 months, part time: 24 or 36 months

Profile

MPH students can gain a broad range of public health competencies and develop high level research skills so as to progress in public health settings.

About this course

This Masters in Public Health (MPH) is for those who wish to pursue a career in public health in the UK and internationally with:

  • the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad)
  • local government
  • the voluntary sector
  • academic healthcare

A public health doctor must consider issues at many levels, including:

  • societal (eg health inequalities)
  • demographic (ageing and long term conditions)
  • cultural (eg changing public attitudes to health and wellness)
  • social (eg drug and alcohol abuse)

On the MPH in Public Health, you will address these issues and others, with a range of advanced research skills, analyses, and interventions. You will study how to apply research findings to improve health and health services

The MPH provides a broad-ranging preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health. Our teaching has been mapped against the Faculty’s competencies for public health practitioners to ensure that we continue to provide an excellent academic training.

The Public Health MSc is based in the Institute of Health & Society in Newcastle University’s medical school, the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The Institute, headed by Prof Allyson Pollock, is one of the UK’s leading public health departments.

The Institute is committed to undertake research and teaching to:

  • reduce health inequalities
  • address social injustice
  • improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2018 entry

Postgraduate Diploma
You must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).

MPH
You must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules and a dissertation of 60 credits to be awarded the MPH.

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Graduate destinations

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

Here are the fees you will pay for your course and some potential funding opportunities.

2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

Here are the academic and English language requirements you need to study on this course.

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline. You can also apply if you have successfully completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent.

If you have a different background you will be considered on an individual basis. If you have non-standard qualifications then you will be invited to an interview.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.5 overall (with at least 7.0 in writing)

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course, but we recommend that you apply by the start of September. 

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.