Public Health Scholarship (International) (12 months), MPH in UK 2019

University of Leeds

Study in:United kingdom
Deadline: 30 July 2019


In the Public Health Scholarship (International) (12 months) program at the University of Leeds, you’ll learn to:

  • analyse issues in health policy and health services using epidemiological and statistical tools to critically review evidence
  • develop the essential skills to improve existing (and build new) health services programmes and management systems
  • evaluate different strategies for disease control in order to select the most effective and feasible programmes
  • discuss ethical issues, and adopt and justify an appropriate ethical stance.

You’ll benefit from an international learning environment, with fellow-professionals from a range of countries and areas of expertise.The Public Health (International) (12 months) variant concludes with a 10,000 word dissertation that you write in your final semester which gives you space for in-depth examination of an area of public health that is relevant to your work and career plans. The 18-month variant replaces the dissertation with a research project in which you will design and carry out a study involving primary data collection to investigate a public health issue in your workplace or organization of your choice. Please contact the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences admissions team if you need further advice on which program would be best for you.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this Public Health Scholarship Program have gone on to work in:

  • ministries of health
  • international organisations
  • civil society organisations
  • universities
  • consulting firms
  • private health providers

The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development has taught international health and development programmes at Leeds for over 30 years and so has a large alumni network of:

  • public health specialists
  • health systems experts
  • health managers
  • planners holding senior positions around the world

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Master of Public Health International: Dissertation
  • Introduction to Global and Public Health
  • Principles of Public Health
  • Health Systems Research Methods
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Implications of Conflicts and Emergencies on Health and Healthcare Systems

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A medical degree or bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) or equivalent qualification in a related discipline (eg medicine, health, science, social sciences, management or administration). 

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

  • All applicants must have a minimum of two years’ work experience in a health service or developing health system in a low-middle income country.
  • In exceptional cases, we may accept extensive work experience in health services or health systems for applicants who do not fully meet the stated academic requirements.

Detailed Program Facts

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