With 25 years’ experience of public health education we understand how to deliver the important balance between academic excellence and the real-world practical application of public health skills.
You will be part of a student-centred course which is taught by multi-disciplinary expert epidemiologists, methodologists and public health practitioners.
You will engage with staff who are committed to high-quality research and training in investigating the occurrence, causes and prevention of disease in populations.
What we offer
New curriculum for 2019
Please see course details below.
A globally relevant MPH with the option to focus specifically on global health issues via the MPH (Global Health)
Unique opportunities for you to closely collaborate with our partners in the National Health Service, National Screening Programmes, local authorities, Public Health England, the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies and the Health Protection and Influenza Research Group (HPIRG), which is a World Health Organization collaborating centre.
At the University of Nottingham, we are proud of our extensive national and global public health collaborative working and some of your teaching and supervision will be delivered by national and global experts in public health, giving you a unique opportunity to network extensively during your studies.
We are part of the Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare: a Joanna Briggs Institute, and we collaborate globally through our Nottingham-China Health groups.
A multi-disciplinary environment
A multi-disciplinary education environment complemented by didactic lectures, seminars, practicals and workshops. You will need to be able to use your skills in the real-world which is reflected in our approach to teaching which links theory to practice in all elements of the course
Applied public health and methodological skills
A strong focus on applied public health and methodological skills. You will be taught and supervised by academics who have expertise across the whole methodology spectrum – from epidemiology to systematic reviews and qualitative methods
A student-focussed approach
We put our students at the heart of what we do. We provide a student-focussed approach which offers excellent academic and pastoral support – including research support, personal tutoring, careers guidance, alumni support and social events
A flexible course structure
We also understand that your study needs to work in conjunction with your individual circumstances so we offer a flexible structure of both full-time and part-time study to allow different pathways through the programme
Is the course right for you?
This course is ideal for individuals who:
- work or plan to work in public health and related fields, both within the UK and in global settings
- have the required basic academic skills (a good level of mathematical ability is needed to undertake this programme)
- are keen to study public health with students with diverse backgrounds and experiences
What will you learn?
Through our comprehensive set of core modules you will gain skills that are transferable to public health practice in all contexts. This includes skills in epidemiology, statistics, research methods, critical appraisal, and applied public health techniques such as health needs assessment.
Optional modules will offer the opportunity to gain more in-depth skills in subjects of particular interest to you, including qualitative research methods, health data management, health economics, health promotion, sociology and health protection.
The final dissertation will provide the opportunity to carry out an extended piece of research to address a real public health problem, integrating the skills gained throughout the course and well-supported by experienced researchers. You will gain skills that are highly valued by a range of national and global employers, including national health services, governmental and non-governmental organisations, academic institutions and industry.
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