Programme Information

Our programme will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed in public health.

What is Public Health?

Public Health is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the efforts of society.

A degree in public health can make a difference to the lives of everyday people. From the smallest communities to worldwide populations, the importance for public health professionals continues to grow.

Why choose this degree?

Our campus based Master of Public Health programme is taught by some of the world's leading public health academics at the Usher Institute, which sits within the Edinburgh Medical School, one of the largest and most successful centres for research & education in the UK.

Students enrolled in our programme will: 

  • Build leadership and communication skills needed to shape health outcomes and solve pressing public health challenges
  • Interact with some of the world's leading public health experts, who've helped shape clinical guidelines and government policy
  • Gain an understanding of how different scientific disciplines are used to investigate
  • Develop the best professional practice in epidemiology, public health and social science, ethics and health

Is this degree for me?

Whether you are from a clinical or non-clinical background, already working in a public health role or are keen to move into a public health role, if you are interested in public health, this programme is for you.

Gain a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree over a year of study by choosing this full-time, on campus programme. This programme is also available as a two year, part time programme. 

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Global Health Academy

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

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