Top 10 Public Health Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

A Masters in Public Health, Global Health or International Health all concentrate on improving the general health of the population of both individual countries and communities and the world. Entry into these postgraduate courses requires either an undergraduate medical degree or a degree in a subject with a strong biosciences emphasis.

Here's our list of ten of the best masters programs in Public Health*.

MPhil in Public Health – University of Cambridge

Duration: 1 year full time.

Cost: £9,753 for UK or EU students / £25,239 for international students.

What you will study: This course has a focus on epidemiology and biostatistics with modules covering subjects like Disease Clusters and Exposures, Public Health Assessment, and Control of Communicable Disease Epidemiology.

MSc in Global Health Science – University of Oxford

Duration: 1 year full time.

Cost: £9,766 for UK or EU students / £30,181 for international students.

What you will study: Modules on the MSc in Global Health Science include Epidemiology, Statistics, Maternal and Child Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Record Linkage and Bioinformatics, and Health Economics.

Masters in Public Health Science – Karolinska Institutet

Duration: 2 years full time.

Cost: No fees for EU students / 180,000SEK (approx. £15,900) for international students.

What you will study: The Karolinska Institutet in Stolkholm, Sweden has one of the most prestigious health science departments in the world. Modules include an Introduction to Public Health, Distribution of Health, Determinants of Health, and Science Theory, Practice, and Ethics. The course is conducted in English.

MSc in Population Health – University College London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 to 5 years part time or flexible study.

Cost: £9,290 full-time and total fees for flexible study or £4,645 part-time per year for UK or EU students / £23,710 full-time and total fees for flexible study or £11,800 part-time per year for international students.

What you will study: Modules on the MSc in Population Health include Health Systems in a Global Context, Basic Statistics for Medical Science, Health Inequalities Over the Life Course, Reproductive Health, and Urban Health.

Master of Public Health – Imperial College London

Duration: 1 year full time.

Cost: £10,000 for UK or EU students / £30,600 for international students.

What you will study: Students on the Master of Public Health will learn to evaluate epidemiological and biomedical research and statistics to gain an understanding of policy and financing, health systems, and global health issues.

Masters of Public Health – King's College London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Cost: £9,450 full-time or £4,725 per year for part-time for UK or EU students / £22,800 full-time or £11,400 per year for part-time for international students.

What you will study: Students on the King’s College London MPH will cover the theory behind reasons for ill health, assess the effectiveness of public health policy, gain skills to appraise public health research, and put the principles of public health policy into practice.

Master of Public Health – The University of Edinburgh

Duration: 1 year full time (on campus) or 2 years part time (on campus) or 3 years part time (online).

Cost: £9,500 full-time or £4,750 per year for part-time for UK or EU students / £19,300 full-time or £9,650 per year for part-time for international students / £4,600 per year for all online students.

What you will study: Depending on the mode of study, this MPH program covers a range of topics including Epidemiology, Statistics, Communicable Disease Control, and Health Promotion.

MSc in Global Health – University of Copenhagen

Duration: 2 years full time.

Cost: Free for EU students / €16,800 for international students.

What you will study: The course at the University of Copenhagen covers the impacts on public health by climate change, policies, trade, economics, and socio-cultural issues. Classes are taught in English.

MSc in Public Health – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time, or 2 years by split distance learning.

Cost: £9,115 full-time or £4,575 per year for part-time for UK or EU students / £21,500 full-time or £10,750 per year for part-time for international students / £13,000 total fees for split distance learning for all students.

What you will study: Students on this postgraduate program specialise their MPH degree in one of the following areas; General Public Health, Health Economics, Environment and Health, Health Services Research, Health Services Management, and Health Promotion.

Master of International Health – Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg

Duration: 1 year full time or up to 5 years part time .

Cost: €14,100 for all students (final part-time fees depend on the number of elective modules taken).

What you will study: This course at Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg in Germany aims to teach students to critique, analyse, and appraise data about the health of high, middle and low-income communities to develop public health policies. The course is conducted in English.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS LIFE SCIENCES & MEDICINE.

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