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MSc Public Health (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
22500 GBP
National
9000 GBP
EU
9000 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Department
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
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About this course

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 are also a options to study for an MPH (Primary Care) or MPH (Environmental Health) award.

Key benefits

  • 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. 

We offer the following specialist MPH pathways:

  • Primary Care
  • Environmental Health

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Eligibility Criteria

General entry advice Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent). Applicants with a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) considered if offering significant work experience in a related field. A degree level professional qualification in an appropriate subject, normally with some experience in the broad field of public health (or primary care for MPH (Primary Care) applicants) will also be considered. For the Master of Public Health degree, rather than the Public Health MSc, students should normally be, or have been, employed in a public health agency. Full-time students who have not been employed with a public health agency can satisfy this requirement by undertaking their dissertation within a public health agency, such as the Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences at King's College London. Some full-time students from overseas undertake their dissertation project in their home country. English language proficiency requirements apply for international students: please see this page for more information. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/admissions/requirements/language.aspx. For this programme we would like applicants to have met (and to supply evidence for) the required standard of English Language at the time they submit their application.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL-IBT: 92

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Course Modules

Required Modules

Master of Public Health Core Modules:

  • Basic Epidemiology & Statistics for Public Health
  • Prevention & Control of Disease
  • Public Health or Primary Care Research Project.

All students are enrolled onto the Masters in Public Health. Additionally students may opt to take a specialist pathway reflecting a specific aspect of Public Health:

Students taking the Primary Care pathway are also required to take:

  • Complex Challenges in Multiple Healthcare Needs

Students taking the Environmental Health pathway are also required to take ONE of the following two modules:

  • Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science
  • Essentials of Toxicology for Public Health Protection

Please note that if you have chosen the MPH (Environmental Health) pathway, and if for any reason we are not able to run either of the above two modules, it may be necessary to transfer you to the mainstream Master of Public Health award.

  • Basic Epidemiology & Statistics For Public Health
  • Prevention And Control Of Disease
  • Public Health and Primary Care Dissertation

Optional Modules

 In addition to the required core modules, students can select from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

 

  • Further Epidemiology & Statistics for Public Health
  • Healthcare Public Health
  • Health Economics
  • Nutrition for Public Health, and the Principles & Practice of Health Promotion
  • Sociology of Health & Illness.
  • Health Psychology Applied to Public Health
  • Global Public Health
  • Social Research Methods for Public Health
  • Engaging Publics in Health Research: Theory, Politics and Practices
  • Professionalism, Law and Ethics
  • Facilitating Learning in Primary Health Care
  • Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science
  • Essentials of Toxicology for Public Health Protection

Please see the modules list for further information. Please note that the module descriptions listed are subject to change, and that not all of the modules listed may run in any given academic year. Some modules may also have limited places. Please see the module lists for further information. If you have any concerns or questions about your proposed selection, please contact the Programme Director.

  • Further Epidemiology & Statistics For Public Health
  • Health Economics And Health Policy
  • Nutrition For Public Health And Principles And Practices Of Health Promotion
  • Sociology Of Health And Illness
  • Health Psychology Applied To Public Health
  • Global Public Health
  • Social Research Methods For Public Health
  • Professionalism, Law And Ethics
  • Facilitating Learning In Primary Health Care
  • Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science
  • Essentials Of Toxicology For Public Health Protection
  • Required for certain pathways
  • Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science
  • Essentials Of Toxicology For Public Health Protection

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How to Apply

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £40 applies. Your application will be assessed by two academics (Admissions Tutors). Shortlisted home candidates may be interviewed in person, and shortlisted overseas candidates may be interviewed by telephone. All shortlisted candidates are asked to complete a short numerical reasoning test, which must be completed and passed in order for an offer to be made. We aim to process all applications within eight weeks, but please bear in mind that this programme attracts a very large number of applications. During holiday periods, applications may take longer to process.


The Admissions Tutors normally start to look at applications that have been received around February. Applications are considered in batches, and offers are normally made from each batch. Early application is therefore recommended to maximise your chances of selection, because the number of available places decreases as the application deadline approaches.

Personal statement and supporting information

We encourage applicants to use the personal statement to set out:

  • Their academic background and work experience
  • Why they wish to pursue the course
  • How they see the qualification aiding their career ambitions
  • Specifying any research they might have performed previously (typically this might be undergraduate/postgraduate projects) and indicating whether this resulted in any papers being published or presented.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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