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MPH/PGDip/PGCert Public Health (Global Health)

The Public Health (Global Health) course from University of Birmingham is a strand of the Master in Public Health programme and is aimed at professionals already working, or aiming to work, in healthcare settings in low-and middle-income countries.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £26,640 per year (MPH)
£17,760 per year full-time (PGDip)
£8,880 per year (PGCert)
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

This modular multidisciplinary programme in public health offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master in Public Health. It is an exciting and engaging programme developed in response to Public Health professionals around the world and delivered by global academic and field experts in public health and health systems.

The Masters builds upon the well-established and successful Master in Public Health through the addition of modules which contextualise and apply public health topics and skills in terms of low- and middle- income countries.

Courses included:

  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods
  • Practical Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Health Information and Health Informatics
  • Global Health
  • Further Global Health
  • Health Economics

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market.


  • 2:1 Honours degree in a subject relevant to public health, including most clinical, life sciences and other quantitative degree programmes relevant to the practice of public health. This also includes geography, sociology, economics, psychology, and many other relevant first degrees.
  • Applications are also welcome from medical students in the UK who wish to intercalate.
  • For the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate certificate, applications are also considered from those without a relevant Bachelors degree but who hold a relevant professional qualification or have sufficient public health experience.

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