Public Health

MPH or PGDip or PGCert

Key facts

Start dates

January 2023 / September 2023 / January 2024 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: MPH: 12 months

Part time: is available


Headington (Marston Road site)


Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development


Our successful and innovative MPH in Public Health welcomes UK, EU and international applicants from a wide range of professions.  It is ideal if you are seeking to broaden your knowledge and skill set, or are preparing for advancement in your field or career.

The course focuses on the health of communities as a recognised concern to a wide group of professionals. We will show how good health can be a right, not a privilege. And you will discover how health is related to:

  • individual biology
  • genetics
  • behavioural factors
  • social factors
  • environmental factors.

This course is suitable for those seeking a career in public health, people from clinical backgrounds and allied health professionals. If you have a non-health-related degree but have relevant work experience, you are welcome and encouraged to apply.

We offer a range of opportunities to gain work experience with local public health organisations.

We also offer a similar course through distance learning.

To find out more about our MPH programmes, please refer to the recording of our recent Postgraduate Virtual Open Day.

Specific entry requirements

You will need a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution.

You will need at least six months work experience in a public health related field.

See also our English language requirements.

Please also see the University’s general entry requirements.