For graduates or holders of a relevant professional qualification, who are working or intend to work in public health, the programme provides an opportunity to gain the academic background for leadership roles. Core and optional modules delivered by leading experts in a mix of formats. For this year, the option to study for an MPH (Primary Care) is being introduced.
- We make extensive use of visiting lecturers from local PCTs and central government agencies such as the Health Protection Agency and the Department of Health.
- The programme is taught in a primarily UK context and has more emphasis on prevention than some programmes.
- Located in the heart of London.
- Option to specialise in Primary Care.
Professor Martin Gulliford
King's College London
Most students take the mainstream programme that was originally designed to map onto the Faculty of Public Health syllabus. However, some specialisation is possible through the choice of elective modules and dissertation topic. There is also an option to study for an MPH (Primary Care) specialty stream, with additional relevant core modules.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT (two days attendance per week), two years PT(one day attendance per week), September to September. Part-time students attend every Thursday during the first year and every Monday during the second. Full-time students have lectures all day Monday and Thursday in term time. Some optional modules will be delivered on Wednesday, Fridays or as one-week full time modules.
Mainly at Guy's Campus; some specialist sessions take place off-campus.
Job titles of recent MPH graduates include: Public Health Specialist; Head of Public Health Intelligence; Health Partnership Programme Manager; Health Promotion Campaign Manager; Epidemiologist; Health Data Analyst; Project Coordinator; Public Health Advisor; Health Protection Specialist; Public Health Screening Coordinator; Vascular Prevention Programme Coordinator; Health Improvement Practitioner; Public Health Specialist: Healthy Living; and Lecturer in Public Health . Other MPH students have gone on to PhDs at King's and other universities.
Graduates from the previous MSc in Primary Health Care have gone on to become some of the leading academics in general practice and into positions at the forefront of research. Many graduates have also reported attaining teaching posts and clinical posts. Examples of job titles: Senior Clinical Lecturer, VTS Programme Director, Principal GP.
Year of entry 2013