Ready to acquire the knowledge and practical skills needed to address public health challenges at local, national and international level?
Location: Aston University, Birmingham
One year (full-time);
two years (part-time)
Studied in-person, at our campus in the heart of Birmingham, our Master of Public Health (MPH) programme will introduce you to a range of public health approaches.
The programme is suited to both professionals currently working in the field of public health, and those looking to enter the profession. Whether you're a practising clinician or looking to develop your career as a senior manager within the health services, the MPH programme will provide an in-depth understanding of local, national and global public health concerns, health policies and their sociological and epidemiological implications.
You will be supported by staff who are public health experts in both local and global contexts. Teaching is informed by current and impactful research taking place within Aston University's Centre for Health and Society.
MPH Public Health
Our MPH Public Health course aims to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to address public health challenges at local, national and international level.
What we will provide
First-class teaching in the UK’s second-largest city, delivered by a diverse array of staff who will inspire and excite you. You will benefit from applied learning, research-informed teaching and constructive assessment. As a student on this programme, you will hear first-hand about the latest health research taking place across the University and in the wider region.
What you will provide
It is important you learn how to adapt a growth mindset to your studies – understanding that intelligence and success come from applying yourself, a willingness to learn and an ambition and drive to excel.
What skills we teach
The MPH Public Health programme will equip you with the essential skills needed to lead healthcare teams and address global health challenges. You will gain skills in epidemiology, health promotion, critical appraisal and the evaluation of public health initiatives.
As an Aston University MPH graduate, you will be equipped for a range of different career options. A career in public health is wide, exciting and varied; graduates can seek employment in local council and government, with the healthcare services (e.g., NHS), and with third sector and NGOs across the world.
Making the right choice
Dr Shamama Alam felt she made the "proper choice” in choosing Aston University to complete her Master of Public Health degree.
- Develops your knowledge and skills to address public health challenges through both research and practice.
- Develops the training necessary for leadership roles in public health.
- Builds your expertise of the public health needs in low-, middle- and high-income countries.
One of the following:
- 2:2 (lower second-class honours) degree or equivalent
- Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University (see international students tab below for more information)
- Medical students from Aston Medical School
Speak to our Admissions Team
If you have any questions about the application process please get in touch with our postgraduate admissions team:
Call: 0121 204 3200 (Please note this line is open Monday-Friday between 09:30-16:30)
Meet your programme director
Dr Frances Thirlway
Programme Director, MPH Public Health
If you have any questions about the course or modules you will be studying, you can get in touch via email and I will be happy to answer your queries.
Fees and scholarships
|Annual tuition fees:
|Annual tuition fees:
More information on fees
The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be charged the same tuition rates as UK students.
Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies.
Students will be given the opportunity to interact with local health projects and initiatives, an experience which can be used to build your CV. A career in public health is wide, exciting and varied. MPH graduates can seek employment in local council and government, with the healthcare services (e.g., NHS), and with third sector and NGOs across the world.
The transferable skills that our MPH programme provides enables our graduates to successfully find employment in a variety of roles such as:
- Public health researcher
- Health informatics specialist
- Environmental health practitioner
- Health improvement practitioner
Supported for success
After completing her Doctor of Pharmacy in India, Dr Vidhyashree Srinivasan decided to pursue the Master of Public Health programme at Aston University.
Be part of our community
Once you have joined us at Aston University, you’ll always be part of our community, even beyond graduation.
Hello, what would you like to ask us?
Hello! We are a team of current Aston University students from various parts of the world, studying a wide range of postgraduate subjects.
Feel free to ask us anything about studying at Aston University.