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.