M.Sc. Public Health

The University of Edinburgh

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The Master of Public Health is an on-campus, one-year taught programme that offers training across the broad range of public health activity and that will develop your research skills for a future career in public health research. Formerly an MSc in Public Health Research, this programme will award a Master of Public Health to those who commence the programme in September 2011 onwards.

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. The Master of Public Health was launched in 2004 and builds on a long history in and an excellent reputation for taught post graduate training in public health sciences. The education offered by the Master of Public Health aims to be relevant to a range of public health professionals and researchers, and to fulfil the knowledge and research training needs of those wishing to address the contemporary challenges of carrying out research in the public health field. The Master of Public Health is designed for those who wish to gain an appreciation of how different scientific disciplines can be used to structure enquiry and develop the knowledge base for research and professional practice in epidemiology, public health and social science, ethics and health.


The degree programme normally runs full time over 12 months or part time over two to three years. The year is divided into two semesters during which taught courses are delivered and then dissertation work begins. Courses include lectures, seminars and workshops. Course assessments include coursework, examinations and essays.
Part time: 24-36 monts


In order to be considered for the programme we require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2:1 or higher result, or its equivalent if outside the UK. We consider both academic and work experience of applicants. Where applicable, you will also be required to meet any language requirements in accordance with the University of Edinburgh's regulations. A majority of the assessments are essay-based rather than by examination. Being familiar with essay writing and structure is essential.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each section)
TOEFL 580 (with 55 in each section and 4.0 in TWE)
TOEFL 237 in CBT (with 21 in each section)
TOEFL-iBT 92 (with at least 20 in each section)
CPE Grade B or higher
CAE Grade A

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

200 (Grade A)


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