University of Manchester

Our distance learning Master of Public Health (Occupational Health) course meets the training needs of health professionals around the world who are interested in a career in occupational health or those seeking new skills in this area.
Contemporary occupational health practice requires practitioners to be adaptable and flexible, with a broad experience of a range of subject areas.

This course will equip you with:

the skills and knowledge to apply to occupational and public health concerns at local, national and international level;
the ability to apply relevant theory and scientific principles to practical situations;
the capability of meeting core-competencies in public and occupational health.
PGDip and MPH awards are available.

Expert teaching:
You will be taught by professionals working in the field of occupational health using examples from local, national and international public health. There is an emphasis on applying your learning to real life occupational health issues.

Flexible learning:
All of the course content is delivered online, enabling you to fit study around other commitments. A three-day residential induction is held in Manchester at the start of the course, but attendance is not compulsory. There are both fully online and blended options where face-to-face sessions are planned.

Learn with students from around the world:
You will be able to mix with students from a range of disciplines from all over the world. We have over 1,500 alumni from more than 80 countries.

Entry Requirements

We require a minimum of an Upper Second class honours degree or overseas equivalent .
Significant relevant research or professional experience may be considered in place of an academic qualification lower than an Upper Second.

If you fail to meet the required entry criteria you will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on another route, e.g. PGCert or PGDip before being considered for progression to the MPH course.

Intercalating students

This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from The University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year.

Closing Date

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