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Public Health MPH

UCAS code: N/A. (Please note: the course details below apply to 2021 entry. The details for 2022 entry are being updated and will be published in the coming days so please check back for the very latest information before you commit yourself to any of our courses.)

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The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a multidisciplinary course that aims to provide graduates and holders of relevant medical or non- medical professional qualifications with the advanced academic background required for leadership roles in public health. The course covers the breadth of public health.

Key benefits

  • Flexible interdepartmental study programme that can be tailored to reflect your academic interests
  • Regular speakers from local NHS bodies and central government agencies such as Public Health England and the Department of Health
  • Combines the development of a strong interdisciplinary foundation in public health with the opportunity to develop specialist expertise
  • Primarily UK-focused with emphasis on the prevention and control of disease

King’s College London also offer a 100% online Public Health MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert if the campus based route is not for you.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

 

Lectures, seminars & feedback

Self-directed study

Per 15-credit taught module

The total contact time for each 15-credit taught module is approximately 30 hours. These sessions will include lectures, teacher-led and student-led group discussions based on the main areas of study.

Students are expected to do at least one hour of self-directed study for each taught hour of lectures. You may find that you need to study more or less than this for specific topics, depending on your background. In addition, a consolidation week primarily for self-directed study is scheduled during Week 6 of each module’s lecture schedule.

Additional self-directed study time will be required to complete module assignments and to revise for examinations.

Dissertation module

There is no formal limit to the number of hours of contact with dissertation project supervisors, this varies between projects and according to the needs of the student. Formal timetabled compulsory dissertation training sessions are provided.

The dissertation module requires a significant level of self-directed study, the bulk of which is done over the summer months after formal teaching has ended. Students should ensure they can allocate sufficient self-directed study time to their dissertation project over the summer months, in order to meet the deadline in early September.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations.  Forms of assessment may typically include course work, poster presentation and exams. Coursework and posters contributes approximately 40% - 50% and examinations approximately 50%-60% to your final mark.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take the following modules. If you are studying part-time, you will take the Health Economics, and Healthcare Public Health modules in Year 2.

Public Health Dissertation (60 credits)
Basic Epidemiology & Statistics for Public Health (15 credits)
Prevention & Control of Communicable Disease (15 credits)
Social Research Methods for Public Health (15 credits)
Health Promotion and Health Improvement (15 Credits)
Healthcare Public Health (15 credits)
Health Economics (15 credits)

Optional modules

In addition, full-time students are required to take two optional modules in Year 1 to bring their total credits for the year to 180 credits from a range of optional modules. Part-time students are required to take two optional modules to bring their total for Year 2 to 180 credits. Optional modules typically include:

Further Epidemiology & Statistics for Public Health (15 credits)
Delivering Public Health in Primary Care: from Theory to Practice (15 credits)
Sociology of Health & Illness (15 credits)
Global Public Health (15 credits)
Delivering Public Health in Primary Care (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A useful source of public health careers information is the NHS Health Careers website. 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.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £5,520 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £14,655 per year (2022/23)

Deposit

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer. 

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies

  •  Clothing for optional course related events and competitions

  • Library fees and fines

  • Personal photocopies

  • Printing course handouts

  • Stationery

  • Graduation costs

  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Funding

King’s College London also offer a 100% online Public Health MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert if the campus based route is not for you.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

 

Lectures, seminars & feedback

Self-directed study

Per 15-credit taught module

The total contact time for each 15-credit taught module is approximately 30 hours. These sessions will include lectures, teacher-led and student-led group discussions based on the main areas of study.

Students are expected to do at least one hour of self-directed study for each taught hour of lectures. You may find that you need to study more or less than this for specific topics, depending on your background. In addition, a consolidation week primarily for self-directed study is scheduled during Week 6 of each module’s lecture schedule.

Additional self-directed study time will be required to complete module assignments and to revise for examinations.

Dissertation module

There is no formal limit to the number of hours of contact with dissertation project supervisors, this varies between projects and according to the needs of the student. Formal timetabled compulsory dissertation training sessions are provided.

The dissertation module requires a significant level of self-directed study, the bulk of which is done over the summer months after formal teaching has ended. Students should ensure they can allocate sufficient self-directed study time to their dissertation project over the summer months, in order to meet the deadline in early September.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations.  Forms of assessment may typically include course work, poster presentation and exams. Coursework and posters contributes approximately 40% - 50% and examinations approximately 50%-60% to your final mark.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take the following modules. If you are studying part-time, you will take the Health Economics, and Healthcare Public Health modules in Year 2.

Public Health Dissertation (60 credits)
Basic Epidemiology & Statistics for Public Health (15 credits)
Prevention & Control of Communicable Disease (15 credits)
Social Research Methods for Public Health (15 credits)
Health Promotion and Health Improvement (15 Credits)
Healthcare Public Health (15 credits)
Health Economics (15 credits)

Optional modules

In addition, full-time students are required to take two optional modules in Year 1 to bring their total credits for the year to 180 credits from a range of optional modules. Part-time students are required to take two optional modules to bring their total for Year 2 to 180 credits. Optional modules typically include:

Further Epidemiology & Statistics for Public Health (15 credits)
Delivering Public Health in Primary Care: from Theory to Practice (15 credits)
Sociology of Health & Illness (15 credits)
Global Public Health (15 credits)
Delivering Public Health in Primary Care (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A useful source of public health careers information is the NHS Health Careers website. 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.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £5,520 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £14,655 per year (2022/23)

Deposit

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer. 

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies

  •  Clothing for optional course related events and competitions

  • Library fees and fines

  • Personal photocopies

  • Printing course handouts

  • Stationery

  • Graduation costs

  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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