Public Health

Study mode:Online Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.8 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 23 k / Year(s)  
51 place StudyQA ranking:6581 Duration:12 months

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  • The skills and knowledge to apply to public health concerns at local, national and international level
  • The ability to apply relevant theory and scientific principles to practical situations
  • The capability of meeting core-competencies in public health
  • We hold a two day face-to-face residential induction at the university for first year students at the start of their studies. Attendance is not compulsory, but this provides a good introduction to online learning and a general orientation to the programme. It also provides an opportunity to meet other students and tutors.

Online induction sessions are held for those unable to attend the residential induction or for any student who would like more support during registration.

New for 2014 is a short online general introduction to public health and postgraduate level education, featuring short videos, quizzes and other material produced by some of the leaders in public health here at Manchester. This is a non-assessed unit, but one which all public health students must work through before their first assignment.

The programme has a dedicated team of eLearning technologists to help support you throughout your studies and resolve any issues you might have on a one-to-one basis.

Teaching and learning The programme is delivered online, allowing you to study flexibly at a pace that suits your own requirements. A learning structure with a recommended pace is in place to ensure your progression, both within an individual unit and across the programme as a whole.

You will use a number of assessed and non-assessed activities to develop key skills and expand you knowledge base. There are no written exams; assessment is based on assignments and other activities such as moderated discussion boards and group work.

Course unit details

The MPH and PG Diploma programmes both have three core units that you must complete: Evidence Based Practice, Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

You are then able to select your remaining five units from a pool of more than 15 options, including some blended learning and face-to-face study options.

If you elect to study for a specialist stream then you may have an additional one or two core units. Students on the Postgraduate Certificate programme can choose to study any four units available on the MPH programme.

After completing all of the taught units, students on the MPH degree will study for their dissertation. You will be able to choose from a range of different dissertation models designed to cater for different work situations and interests, students then submit their own proposal for review and discussion. When your proposal is approved you will be assigned a dissertation tutor.

You should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or the overseas equivalent.Applications with a lower second class honours degree and a minimum of three years professional public health related experience may also be considered. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

A good way for you to start exploring your masters funding options is to ask staff in your subject area for advice on how previous international students have financed their studies.

You should also contact the ministry of education or education department along with the British Council office in your own country. The location of your nearest British Council office can be found on the British Council website.

Before you start your search for funding you should consider the following:

Funding opportunities are very competitive and are generally given to students that have achieved outstanding academic results and submitted high-quality applications.

The application process for funding opportunities can start very early in the admissions cycle, so you should start looking for funding opportunities 12 to 18 months before you intend studying.

If you need a visa to study in the UK you will need to prove to the immigration officer that you are able to meet both the tuition and living costs which may take the form of bank account information and/or a letter confirming sponsorship.

Our funding opportunities database contains details of the major international student award schemes offered by the British government and other organisations, as well as a number of awards offered by the University and its Faculties and Schools.

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In addition, funded studentships attached to specific research projects are advertised in more detail on academic School websites. Some of these studentships are not available to international students, and you should check your eligibility before making an application.

Alumni Loyalty Bursary Scheme (Humanities)

If you are an undergraduate here and plan to start a masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities in September 2015, you may be eligible for this bursary.

* Alumni Loyalty Bursary

Equity and Merit Scholarships

Equity and Merit Scholarships aim to assist talented but economically disadvantaged students from some of the worlds poorest countries.

* Equity and Merit Scholarships


International students play a huge part at The University of Manchester our student population hails from 154 countries.

Choose Manchester and youll put yourself ahead of the competition when the time comes to begin your career. With an award-winning careers service and courses built with your employability in mind, its no surprise that 91% of our graduates go straight into jobs or further study.

Were part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and our research and teaching quality is recognised across the globe, but our support for international students is just as important to us. Well help you at all stages, from before you apply to when you arrive and youll be supported at all times while youre here.

In addition, the welcoming, accessible and multicultural environment that is the city of Manchester provides the ideal base for your time studying in the UK.

Well give you an experience that will prepare you for a lifetime of achievement.

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