Birmingham City University - MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH - MPH

Birmingham City University


his course aims to enable you to become a leader and change agent, developing the knowledge and skills needed to work within this new multi-disciplinary public health landscape.

You will advance your public health knowledge, skills and approach to teamwork, multi-agency collaboration and community partnerships throughout the modules on this course and critically evaluate strategies to improve public health outcomes. These skills are increasingly relevant for the public health workforce who may be located within a variety of settings including multilateral and international NGOs, local health authorities, National Public Health authorities, the voluntary or the private sector.

You will be taught by highly experienced tutors who come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including, research and policy, health psychology, epidemiology, sociology of health, health policy, health economics and leadership. You will also experience guest lectures from visiting relevant professionals from organisations such as Public Health England, the Faculty of Public Health, the voluntary sector and local government.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree (2:2 or above) in a subject associated with or of relevance to public health
  • Current or recent experience of working in a public health or health promotion role or capacity. (This may be as your main role or as an aspect of your role. It may also be in a paid or voluntary capacity and as a professional or non-professional)
  • International students should additionally have an English Language qualification (IELTS 6.0 or above with no individual component less than 5.5).

Career Prospects

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge to perform a variety of public health related jobs, including:

  • Public Health intelligence analyst.

  • Public health practitioner

  • Health promotion advisor

  • Monitoring and Evaluation officer

  • Health data analyst.

  • Health trainer and training coordinator

  • Field Epidemiologist

  • Community development and community outreach worker

  • Health information officer

  • Youth worker

  • Health researcher.

Course Details

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 180 credits)

Level 7

Public Health Foundations 20 credits
Public Health: From Health Protection to Community Development 20 credits
Global Public Health: A Social Context Approach 20 credits
Epidemiology, Statistics and Evaluation 20 credits
Leadership and Project Management for Health and Healthcare 20 credits
Research: Methods and of Enquiry 20 credits
Dissertation 60 credits

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