Study Public Health in United Kingdom

Study Public Health in United Kingdom

Studying Public Health

Public health is an interdisciplinary study in the field of life sciences and helps ensure national health, mainly by informing the population and promoting preventive treatments as well as giving advice for healthy living. Public health graduates can work in nursing, NGOs, research, pharmaceuticals, and more.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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327 Public Health Master's degrees in United Kingdom

Master Public Health

This MPH Public Health course combines the work of public health theory, practice and research, with expertise from: Life and Medical Science, Nursing and Social Work and The Business School at The University of Hertfordshire.

UH Online
Master Public Health (MPH)

Equip yourself with the knowledge, skills and insights to shape public health and make a difference in your community wherever you are in the world. The fully online MPH provides an international and integrated approach, developing your knowledge in all the main disciplines of public health.

Master Public Health (MPH)

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, delivered 100% online, seeks to equip you with the critical thinking and decision making skills you need to advance your career in public health and become an agent of positive change. Through this interdisciplinary programme, you gain an understanding of global public health issues and explore theories and practices that will help you prepare to address the public health needs of your community and around the world.

M.Sc. Applied Public Health

The MSc in Applied Public Health offered at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is an innovative course which provides a relevant and engaging learning experience for anyone whose work includes some responsibility for the determinants of health.

LL.M. Medical Law and Ethics

Study our LLM in Medical Law and Ethics to examine in detail a diverse cross-section of topics that reflect the legal and ethical challenges faced by those working in and around medicine, placing them in their social and historical context.

Edinburgh Law School
M.Sc. Infection, Immunity & Human Disease

The need to develop new strategies to combat diseases remains a major global challenge. This Infection, Immunity & Human Disease degree at the University of Leeds provides advanced training in the mechanisms underpinning a spectrum of infectious and non-infectious diseases, including viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, cancer, neurodegeneration, cardiovascular disease and chromosomal abnormalities. You’ll also explore current and emerging diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Faculty of Biological Sciences
M.Sc. Person-Centred Practice

We have recently developed our innovative Masters in Person-Centred Practice (PcP) Framework with a suite of course routes which place the values of person-centredness at their core. These routes offer practitioners the opportunity to build upon their experience and develop an understanding of the knowledge and evidence that positively contributes to the health and wellbeing of persons, groups and populations. The programme is offered by Queen Margaret University.

School of Health Sciences
M.Sc. Public Health for Development

The Public Health for Development course from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine equips students with skills needed to appreciate and analyse the state of public health in low- and middle-income countries and to design and evaluate actions to address public health concerns. We consider public health and the provision of health services from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Master Public Health (International)

This Public Health (International) programme at University of Leeds deals with the management, planning and policy issues facing providers of health services in countries with developing health systems. It will help you acquire the skills necessary for building new health services and improving existing ones.

Faculty of Medicine and Health
Master Public Health

The Master of Public Health programme at the University of Derby can help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop, and evaluate public health projects in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Online Learning (UDOL)
M.Sc. International Health

This International Health programme at University of Leeds is an ideal introduction to international health for students with limited experience in the sector. It has a strong emphasis on research methods training - an essential grounding if you intend to work in international health policy, systems or programmes, or to study at PhD level.

Faculty of Medicine and Health
Master Public Health

Become a leader in public health on this dynamic Masters in Public Health (MPH) programme from City, University of London and make a positive change in the world

School of Health Sciences
M.Sc. Global Health

The MSc in Global Health from University of Southampton is a research-led, inter- and multi-disciplinary degree programme designed to provide comprehensive training on the principles, methods and research skills necessary to understand, interpret and solve critical global health challenges. A distinct feature of the MSc is the quantitative focus and the breadth of subject area covered in the core, compulsory and optional modules from demography, medicine, economics, geography, gerontology, statistics, health sciences, law and management.

Social Sciences
M.Sc. Medical Parasitology

This Medical Parasitology course from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine aims to provide core training in the theoretical and practical aspects of medical parasitology, covering the protozoan and metazoan parasites of humans and the vectors which transmit them, and equip students with specialised skills to enable them to pursue a career in research, control or teaching related to medical parasitology.

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Master Public Health (Web-based Learning)

This Public Health (Web-based Learning) programme from The University of Manchester offers an innovative approach to learning, meeting the training needs for health professionals interested in a career in public health or those seeking new skills in this area.

Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Healthcare Practice

This postgraduate certificate course equips you with the knowledge, skills, personal, professional and inter-professional insights and qualities needed to function as a successful change agent in the advancement of healthcare, whether that be through leadership, policy and practice innovation work, or through research, evidence utilisation and practice skill development. You have a choice of modules which enables you to give your studies either an emphasis on leadership, policy and innovation or on skill analysis, research and evidence evaluation. Either option will equip you to make a significant difference in healthcare practice.

M.A. Bioethics & Society

Advances in biomedicine, neuroscience, and public health raise some of the most difficult ethical and societal questions today. The Bioethics & Society programme allows you to study these questions drawing on concepts, theories, and methods from philosophy and the social sciences. This will enable you to understand how bioethics influences the world, and how you could make an impact.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.Sc. Evidence-Based Health Care

The MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care is designed to help health professionals base your clinical and health management decisions on valid, reliable and relevant evidence, determined by sound scientific research and evaluation. It can be taken part-time alongside work commitments, normally over two to four years.

M.Sc. Public Health

Public health is a discipline with fast-changing priorities and research developments. This subject involves many aspects of health, including service provision, trends in population morbidity from diseases and addictions, public safety and other social issues. In a modern global environment, national and international factors can all affect population health and wellbeing.

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
M.Sc. International Nursing and Healthcare

This innovative two and a half years MSc in International Nursing and Healthcare is a full-time course. The combined-level course has being designed to enable internationally-educated nurses qualified to British diploma standard in higher education to develop and expand their knowledge and understanding at BSc level prior to progressing onto Masters-level study.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

Oxford Brookes University is pleased to introduce a new two year master's degree course in Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration), which will provide individuals who already have a relevant bachelor’s degree the opportunity to study an occupational therapy degree at master’s level. On successful completion of the degree you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council as an occupational therapist.

Department of Sport and Health Sciences
M.Sc. Environmental & Public Health

This course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and public health, enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Environmental and Public Health Practice.

School of Environment & Life Sciences
M.Sc. Dental Public Health

A dynamic programme that challenges you to think critically about oral health at population level. Subjects covered include the philosophy and principles of dental public health; the major health problems of a community (and their determinants); the organisation and delivery of oral health services; research methods, epidemiology and statistics; methods of control and prevention of oral and dental diseases; planning and evaluation for oral health; and social and behavioural sciences as applied to dentistry.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Translational Oncology

Designed in close collaboration with an international team of clinicians and research specialists, the focused MSc in Translational Oncology from The University of Hull provides an understanding of the causes and treatment of cancer from 'bench-to-bedside'. You study both theory and practice to gain the specialist knowledge and skills required to pursue an academic career in cancer research or move into the more applied fields of cancer treatment, hospital pathology or industry.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Sc. Advanced Practice (Radiotherapy and Oncology)

If you are a practitioner working in an extended role or at an advanced practice level in your clinical field, this Advanced Practice (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course at Sheffield Hallam University is designed to help you develop your practice. You can tailor course content to reflect your evolving scope of practice, individual development needs and service requirements.

MRes Health Informatics

The developing discipline of health informatics is becoming an increasingly important component of health provision in the 21st Century. This programme builds on the successful MSc in Health Informatics which has been running at Swansea University since 2001.

Swansea University Medical School
M.Sc. Mental Health, Ethics and Law

The programme is delivered by two internationally recognised centres of excellence and provides an integrated, strongly interdisciplinary, education in mental health, ethics and law. It will equip students to become leaders in healthcare, mental health law or policy.

Postgrad.Dip. Rheumatology

Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. On successful completion of this Rheumatology course, you will receive a University of South Wales Postgraduate Diploma award.

M.Sc. Waste and Resource Management (PgDip/ PgCert)

This MSc in Waste and Resource Management (PgDip/ PgCert) from Cranfield University will provide students with advanced technical and professional knowledge in waste technology and management in order to meet the requirements expected of modern waste managers working in the industrial, government and consulting sectors.

Environmental Technology
MRes Immunobiology

The Immunobiology MRes is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc. The course provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research in academia and industry.

Faculty of Medical Sciences
M.Sc. Cardiology

This internationally recognised course is designed to train healthcare professionals to be the clinical leaders of the future by providing a mix of clinical and professional knowledge relevant to the practice of cardiology in contemporary healthcare.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School
MRes Diabetes

The MRes in Diabetes is one of a suite of MRes programmes. The programme provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research in academia and industry. It is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences and is also suitable for graduates from other science disciplines and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. The MRes can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or act as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

Faculty of Medical Sciences
M.Sc. Environmental Risk Management (PgDip/ PgCert)

This MSc Environmental Risk Management (PgDip/ PgCert) programme from Cranfield University provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of the key tools, techniques and management concepts to expertly inform and influence environmental risk decisions on a local and strategic/national level.

Environmental Technology
M.Sc. Ageing, Health and Disease (MScPgDip/PgCert)

This course offers an opportunity for health and social care professionals to explore the complex health and social needs of older people living in today’s society. It aims to provide students with opportunities to develop broad-based knowledge and skills in this area by offering high-quality, integrated, multidisciplinary education in the field of ageing, health and disease.

Cardiff School of Medicine
M.Sc. Public Health

This course covers core public health skills such as epidemiology, statistics and research methods, as well as giving you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of a range of topics

School of Community Health Sciences & Social Care
M.Sc. Radiotherapy and Oncology

Radiotherapy and Oncology course is for therapeutic radiographers or other healthcare professionals working in radiotherapy and oncology. You need access to a clinical environment to support the demands of your postgraduate work.

M.Sc. Immunology

This MSci is a five-year Integrated Masters degree with entry into either Year 1 with Highers or Year 2 with Advanced Highers or A Levels. Immunology is the study of how the body defends itself against disease. It helps us understand how the immune system is tricked into attacking its own tissue, leading to diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or allergy. The degree is for suitable for those who want to specialise in a single biomedical science. It’s particularly relevant if you want to pursue a research career.

M.Sc. Public Health

Develop your knowledge and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice. Glasgow Caledonian University's London programme is underpinned by a framework of social action and the content is aligned to UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework and WHO international standards.

Master's programmes
M.Sc. Community and Primary Healthcare Practice

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course from Swansea University provides a flexible opportunity for practitioners wishing to enhance their leadership, research and educational expertise within community and primary and public healthcare practice.

College of Human and Health Sciences
M.Sc. Public Health - Statement of Extra Accredited Learning (SEAL) MPH

The aim of this programme is to provide students with an enhanced preparation for continuing academic study or Part A of the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (UK) examination. A wider range of skills and expertise than can be covered in the standard MPH is often requested by employers and individuals who want to be knowledgeable about a wider range of topic areas.

School of Health & Population Sciences (HaPS)
M.A. Curation Practices

Our MA in Curation Practices at Leeds College of Art is ideal for those who wish to focus on the subject and expansive field of curation, with aspirations to either enter the profession or continue to doctoral study. The programme offers the opportunity to contribute to growing fields of practice, in addition to the advancement of practices in education, arts and the heritage industries.

M.A. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MA, MPhil, PhD)

The Centre offers excellent opportunities for full or part-time research in intellectual disability and community care leading to higher degrees. The Tizard Centre has a strong track record of attracting University and ESRC research studentship funding. This Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MA, MPhil, PhD) programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Master Dental Public Health

Dental professionals from all over the world come to Sheffield for masters courses that enhance their careers. All our courses are based on internationally-recognised research. All our course leaders are registered specialists in their disciplines. We have facilities for treatment under sedation, a dental radiography department, oral pathology laboratories and a hospital dental production laboratory.

Department of Medicine
M.Sc. Improvement Science

This course is delivered by the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Northwest London, specialists in improvement science and is designed for experienced qualified healthcare staff, working both in the UK and internationally.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
M.Phil. Primary Care Research

This course has run since 2011, having previously been part of the MPhil in Clinical Science programme and taken part-time over two years. It has been re-launched in 2014 as a full-time one year course, based in the Cambridge Institute of Public Health’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care. More than half of the curriculum is shared with the MPhils in Public Health and Epidemiology. The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical knowledge and skills as well as practical research experience to launch an academic clinical career in primary care.

M.Sc. Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs (PgDip/ PgCert)

This Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs provides graduate professionals working in healthcare regulatory affairs with a recognised way of formalising your skills in the field, giving you an advanced theoretical understanding of the processes and practices central to medical device regulatory affairs.

M.Sc. Oncology

Cancer is a subject that embraces an ever-widening range of disciplines. The MSc Oncology, University of Nottingham is suitable both for scientists and other graduates who wish to learn more about the science as well as the practice of oncology, and for clinicians together with other health care professionals who require further training in the molecular aspects of oncology.

Molecular Medical Sciences
M.Sc. M.Optom Applied Vision Science

Designed by practicing optometrists with specialist expertise and research interests, the Masters in Optometry (M.Optom) is a postgraduate certificate at Level 7, delivered entirely online, and managed within Anglia Ruskin University’s Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences.

Faculty of Science & Technology
Master Public Health (MPH)

Our Masters in Public Health course (MPH) provides high quality training in the application of epidemiological, statistical and behavioural techniques used in public health practice and research. We have students from clinical and health related disciplines from the UK and all over the world.

School of Medicine
M.A. Health and Social Care

The evolving landscape of Health and Social Care provision in the 21st century presents a constant challenge to those working in the field, demanding critical approaches to problem solving, an understanding of local and global contexts and an understanding of research and evidence informed practice.

M.Sc. Health Care Practice

Our MSc Health Care Practice is designed for health care professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary settings who wish to advance their knowledge-base and clinical skills. Irrespective of your clinical speciality, you will become actively involved in the advancement of practice which will be recognised within the degree award.

School of Health and Human Sciences
M.Sc. Public Health

You'll learn about epidemiology and critical evaluation techniques to identify what influences the health of national and international populations and use these methods to determine their health status and needs.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Nursing (Public Health)

If you are a post-registration nurse this course allows you to become a specialist community public health nurse. Completing the postgraduate diploma enables you to meet all Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for the specialism and join the NMC register as a health visitor or school nurse. The course comprises 50% practice and 50% theory to ensure your learning can be directly applied to practice.

M.Sc. Public Health (International Health) (MPH)

Taught by internationally renowned epidemiologists and experts in tobacco control along with a range of other specialists, the Masters in Public Health (International Health) provides students with the theoretical knowledge and skills required for public health practice, including skills to manage, initiate, implement and assess changes.

Community Health Sciences
Master Public Health

Public health aims to promote health, prevent disease, reduce inequalities in health, and prolong life. The population perspective of public health ensures that its practitioners are well placed to improve health wherever they are. Our Master of Public Health degree reflects the multidisciplinary nature of public health through its flexible and innovative curriculum.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Cancer Studies

This Cancer Studies MSc course at Oxford Brookes University offers an innovative interdisciplinary perspective on the study of cancer.Three core modules encompass biological and social sciences. These equip you to apply key theories and concepts critically, and to develop the skills required to engage in debates about the impact of cancer on the individual, the family and society.

Department of Clinical Health Care
M.Sc. International Public Health Nutrition

Nutrition has long been recognised as a vitally important determinant of health status within both industrialised and industrialising countries, but significant changes are occurring in the profile of nutritional problems. The International Public Health Nutrition is delivered by the University of Westminster.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Public Health and Health Promotion

This Public Health and Health Promotion course from Swansea University aims to enable students to gain theoretical knowledge in relation to public health and health promotion, research and practice insight.

College of Human and Health Sciences
M.Sc. Medical Virology

A unique feature of this course is the focus on practical, laboratory-based teaching; you will spend time in the laboratory, learning how to be a virologist. We aim to give you a theoretical and practical understanding of medical virology, which will be important if you want to follow a career in clinical sciences or academic or industrial research.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health

This Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health programme from University of Bristol focuses on the promotion and maintenance of diet and activity related health and well being of populations. There is a clear consensus that new professional and scientific needs are emerging in this field.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
MPH/PgD/PgC Public Health / PGDip / PGCert

This modular multidisciplinary programme in public health offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters of Public Health. Designed to provide academic training to professionals currently working in, or who wish to work in, the public health field, students attend compulsory modules then choose from a wide range of approved modules.

School of Health & Population Sciences (HaPS)
Postgrad.Cert. Clinical Supervision Postgraduate Certificate

This is the only online postgraduate qualification of its kind in the UK – specially developed for professional practitioners who are providing, or are aiming to provide, clinical supervision to a range of different health professionals including psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists. The course is completely online, so it enables you to develop and consolidate your knowledge and skills in this very specific area, alongside your current professional life.

Online Learning (UDOL)
M.Sc. Surgical Innovation

The aim of this programme is to provide a solid academic foundation on both clinical and non-clinical topics relevant to modern surgical trainees, as well as other members of the multidisciplinary team. To complete the MSc, there is a research component in addition to the taught component of the Certificate and Diploma.

M.Sc. Public Management (Health and Social Care) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

This programme, which aims to build knowledge, skills and confidence for careers in the public service, is an updated version of our market-leading MSc in Public Service Management. It is aimed at both experienced practitioners from the public and voluntary sectors and those wishing to embark on a career in public service. Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. Register to attend at: If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit:

Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)