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. There is also an option to study for an MPH (Primary Care) award.
- We make extensive use of visiting lecturers from local NHS bodies and central government agencies such as Public Health England 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.
Programme Director: Dr Kalwant Sidhu
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 F,T two years PT, September to September. See also 'Attendance Requirements' on the Programme Details page.
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.
A useful site for information on careers in public health is PHORCAST (Public Health Online Resource for Careers, Skills and Training) - http://www.phorcast.org.uk.
You might find it helpful to review the information on this website as a starting point if you are considering a career in public health, or would like to further your current career in public health.
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 2015