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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22 comments

DR LOKESH VAISHNAV Aug. 18, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

I would ask about the financial aid or bursaries for MPH course in Imperial College London. Currently I am in Germany pursuing my german language study. I am from India. What can be my fees if i want to apply?

Charlotte King Aug. 30, 2017, 1 p.m.

Hello,

The fees for international students at Imperial College wishing to study an MPH are currently £30,600.
This Imperial webpage has details of scholarships on offer:
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships/scholarships-search-tool/
You can also apply for one of out £500 Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries once you have a confirmed place on your chosen course:
https://www.postgrad.com/fees_and_funding/postgrad_solutions_study_bursaries/information/

Good luck!

Charlotte

Catherine Sept. 5, 2017, 8:50 a.m.

Hello,
Thanks so much.Do you offer full scholarships, i have the passion to study masters degree but can't afford the fees. I would like to study courses such as; Msc in Population health- University College London / Msc in global health science - Univ. Oxford / Mph -Univ . Edinburgh.

If you have them, please help me i would like to apply for any of the above courses. God bless

Charlotte King Sept. 5, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Hi Catherine,

We offer x15 Postgrad Scholarships worth £500 each and the application deadline is 14th September.

You can click on this link to find out more:

https://www.postgrad.com/fees_and_funding/postgrad_solutions_study_bursaries/information/

Good luck!

Charlotte

Franklin Sept. 14, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Hi,
Am from Kenya and so interested in pursuing a masters in public health but online course since am now involved in other full time internship in Africa. Kindly advice the appropriate (bets if possible) university as well as a possibility for a scholarship for that. I intent to start next year.
Many thanks!

Charlotte King Sept. 18, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Hi Franklin,

If you use our Course Search facility you will see an extensive list of online options for Public Health masters:
https://www.postgrad.com/courses/public-health/all/online-distance-learning/

I suggest you take a look through these options and choose the course that suits you best.
Some of these universities will be offering scholarships - check their funding pages - and also once you have had an offer of a place you will be eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary worth £500:
https://www.postgrad.com/fees_and_funding/postgrad_solutions_study_bursaries/information/

Good luck,

Charlotte

Sam Oct. 23, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

What evidence is this list based on? What rankings?

Kind regards,
Sam

Venant Oct. 28, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

Hi,
Just to ask how an online MPH degree is considered by employers in comparison with a MPH campus based. Thanks

Charlotte King Oct. 30, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Hi Sam,

The rankings used are detailed at the end of the blog article - they are the
TOP UNIVERSITIES WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS LIFE SCIENCES & MEDICINE.

Kind Regards,

Charlotte

Charlotte King Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Hi Venant.

These days online degrees are regarded just as highly as on campus degrees.

Our blog on What Do Employers Think of Online Degrees outlines the reasons why:

https://www.postgrad.com/blog/what-do-employers-think-of-online-degrees/

Good luck with your studies.

Charlotte

Saloni Jan. 21, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Choosing Which college can assure me campus placement? When are the admissions opening?

Charlotte King Jan. 31, 2018, 9:14 a.m.

Different universities offer different accommodation options for postgrad students so it's worth contacting them directly to see what they can offer you. Admissions for Public Health Masters entry in September 2018 should be open now. Again check directly with the universities that have the courses that interest you the most.
Good luck.

Abubakar Abdallah Feb. 1, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Hi my name is Abubakar from Kenya I have great passion in pursuing my Masters abroad in public health majoring in immunology or related field but due to financial situation I can't so I was inquiring if you provide full scholarship to students based on merit

Charlotte King Feb. 3, 2018, 3:37 p.m.

Hi Abubakar,

We offer x15 £500 bursaries towards your postgraduate tuition fees:

You can apply here> https://www.postgrad.com/fees_and_funding/postgrad_solutions_study_bursaries/information/

Good luck.

Charlotte

Sadrach railton.A March 26, 2018, 3:28 a.m.

Hi my name is sadrach railton . I have great passion in pursuing my Masters abroad in public health,but I can't afford the fees.I would like to know the best college in Europe which offer financial support.I have complete my graduate degree in BC Dialysis technology in india. Can you help me.

Charlotte King March 27, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Hi Sadrach,

Plenty of European universities offer good funding opportunities - and some are even nationality specific so you may find one to suit your needs. Your best starting point is to contact the universities that offer a Masters in Public Health Course that interests you directly and see what funding opportunities they have:
Here is a listing of all the Masters in Public Health courses at European Universities:
https://www.postgrad.com/courses/public-health/
Once you have been accepted on a course you will be eligible to apply for one of our £500 Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries:
https://www.postgrad.com/fees_and_funding/postgrad_solutions_study_bursaries/information/

Good luck!
Charlotte

Anushri Chitkara June 7, 2018, 3:43 p.m.

I am writing from India. I have offers from 5 universities- Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kings College London, Queen's University Belfast and Warwick. I am not able to decide which would be best for pursuing MPH. I am aware that Edinburgh and kings are good, but whats your take on Glasgow?

Charlotte King June 10, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Hello Anushri,

Congratulations on your offers - they're all from very prestigious UK universities you should be very pleased. Glasgow is a great university - and although it's not featured in this particular top 10 listing - it does continuously rank well and it is definitely worth considering for your MPH program. I suggest you check the different course details and see which one looks most appealing.

https://www.postgrad.com/institution/university-of-glasgow/410/

Good luck - please let us know which course you end up choosing. Charlotte

Reem June 13, 2018, 5:36 a.m.

Hi! I’m a newly medical graduate from Sudan but have a UK citizenship my first question is am I eligible for a student loan since I haven’t lived in England for the last 4 or so years and also which universities to apply for In the courses of public health or international health, thankyou so much

Charlotte King June 14, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Hi Reem,

If you use this URL you will find a comprehensive listing of all the postgraduate public health programs available: https://www.postgrad.com/courses/public-health/
As you probably know the postgraduate loan situation is different to the undergraduate student loan situation. However you will probably be eligible to apply for a Prodigy Loan:
https://www.postgrad.com/fees_and_funding/funding/postgraduate_loans/
Also, once you have been accepted on your postgraduate program you will be eligible to apply for one of our Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries worth £500 each:
https://www.postgrad.com/fees_and_funding/postgrad_solutions_study_bursaries/information/
Good luck with your studies.

Charlotte

piyali sarkar July 5, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Hi...This is Dr. Piyali Sarkar and am from India. I plan to pursue my masters in public health from UK next year. I am keenly interested in London school of tropical medicine and hygiene, University of Edinburgh, King's College,London and University of Warwick.
I would like to know being an international student what are the chances of job oppurtunities in UK itself after completion of my course.
Thanks.

Charlotte King July 10, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Hello Dr Sarkar,

I think if you gain a postgraduate qualification in Public Health from any of those prestigious universities will give you a very good chance of gaining a great job in the UK after you complete your studies.

Good luck!

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