The MPH is run in association with the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).
Who is the course for?
The public health training offered at York is suitable for students from a wide variety of disciplines who plan to work as public health practitioners, to become researchers, to work in governmental or non-governmental organisations, to go on to study medicine or to pursue PhD studies. The course also provides a solid foundation for those planning to take the membership examination of the Faculty of Public Health.
Compulsory modules, (70 credits in total) include: * Public Health Foundations and Practice - 20 credits
* Research Methods - 20 credits
* Epidemiology - 10 credits
* Infection and Disease - 20 credits
Optional modules, (50 further credits) can be chosen from the modules below: * Health and Illness in Society 20 credits
* Global Public Health 10 credits
* Public Health and Ethics 10 credits
* Health Economics 10 credits
* Health Policy - 10 credits
* Health and Social Statistics 1 10 credits
* Randomised Controlled Trials 10 credits
* Systematic Reviews 10 credits
* Qualitative Methods 10 credits
* Health and Social Statistics 2 - 10 credits
The dissertation (60 credits) enables students to do an in-depth piece of work using a systematic review, an extended literature review or an analysis of primary or secondary data in an area of interest to them. The purpose of the dissertation is to facilitate the application of learning from the taught and optional modules and the development of skills for independent research and dissemination.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.