The Global Master of Public Health degree is a fully online degree part-time programme, delivered and structured over two-years, with three terms per academic year.
Core specialisations focus on building core skills and knowledge in epidemiology, the spread and prevention of disease, statistical analysis and modelling, public health practice and global health challenges.
Year one core specialisations:
- Statistics for public health
- Epidemiology for public health
- Foundations of public health practice
- Global diseases masterclass
- Health systems development
- Research Portfolio 1: The Research Question
- Population health improvement
Year two core modules:
- Global health challenges and governance
- Research Portfolio 2: The Study Question
- Health economics
- Research Portfolio 3: Core research skills
- Research Portfolio 4: Research in Practice
Students build a degree that best suits their interests, through the selection of 4 elective specialisations (out of a choice of 8), allowing students to focus efforts on areas of study most important to them and their future public health careers.
- Global health innovations
- Infectious disease modelling
- Quality improvement in healthcare
- Advanced statistic and Data Science
- Participatory approaches in public health
- Social epidemiology for public health
- Digital Health
- Life course public health
All GMPH students will be required to complete a substantive research output, across a number of core specialisations in the research portfolio, which accounts for a third of the course. During the first half of the portfolio, students gain key knowledge and skills required to design, plan, conduct, analyse and disseminate research in public health through three taught specialisations (research portfolio 1 – 3). Within these specialisations, students develop their own research in a fully supported learning environment.
Students will finish their research portfolio in the second half, which will lead to a draft paper (academic or policy), blog and dissemination plan. Students will be supported throughout their project and will enjoy a consistent level of supervision and structured study.
Some examples of previous projects:
- The prevalence and impact of occult hepatitis B infection in Sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis
- Prevalence and determinants of smoking relapse among US adult smokers - a longitudinal study
- Evaluation of Country Cooperation Strategies in six countries of the WHO regions for Health System Strengthening
- Global Tobacco product prices and affordability
- Blood pressure, hypertension and the risk of sudden cardiac death - a systematic review of cohort studies
- Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals on the TB epidemic
- Environmental inequalities in England: an area-level study