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MPH/PGDip/PGCert Public Health (Health Technology Assessment)

This multidisciplinary Public Health (Health Technology Assessment) programme from University of Birmingham provides firm grounding in the range of skills and disciplines essential to public health and health technology assessment.

Quick Facts

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

This Public Health (Health Technology Assessment) programme from University of Birmingham will allow you to combine the benefits of completing an MPH degree with the specialism of health technology assessment and evidence-based healthcare. Health technology assessment is a rapidly expanding area, and employment prospects are good.

The MPH (HTA) is an exit qualification from the MPH programme. Candidates access this strand by applying for the Master in Public Health programme. If you wish to study this programme to Postgraduate Diploma level then you will need to complete the taught elements of the programme but will not need to complete a dissertation.

Courses included:

  • Public Health (not assessed)
  • Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods
  • Practical Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Health Information and Health Informatics
  • Principles of Health Technology Assessment
  • Health Economics
  • Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis

“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. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area.


  • An upper second-class degree (or equivalent) in Medicine, a life science or another relevant subject; an interest in public health or epidemiology; experience of working in public health or a related field would be an advantage.
  • Recent graduates with limited relevant experience may apply if they can demonstrate an interest in public health. Students seeking entry to the Certificate or Diploma programmes can also be considered if they have a relevant professional qualification, for example RGN, or experience of working in a health protection, public health or related field.

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