University of Birmingham

Master in Public Health - Statement of Extra Accredited Learning (SEAL) - Máster en Salud Pública

University of Birmingham
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    MSc £9200 (Home/EU students)
    MSc £21,800 (International students)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Public Health - Statement of Extra Accredited Learning (SEAL) MPH


A wider range of skills and expertise than can be covered in the standard MPH is often requested by employers and individuals who want to be knowledgeable about a wider range of topic areas.

This programme provides a broader version of the current MPH programme. To acquire and MPH (SEAL), students need to complete 170 credits of taught modules and complete a 60 credit dissertation, as opposed to the usual 120 credits of taught modules. By being formally assessed and accredited in more modules, the MPH (SEAL) allows students to demonstrate their wider competency range.


This programme is open to those with a good first degree in any subject of relevance to public health; this includes most biological sciences. Applications are also welcome from UK medical students who wish to intercalate. For the diploma, applications are also accepted from those with a relevant professional qualification or sufficient Public Health experience at the appropriate level without a primary degree, e.g. registered nurses. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the course administrator.

Please note:

Applications are considered as they are received throughout the year with places awarded to candidates meeting the entry requirements on a ‘first come, first served’ basis
Applications from overseas students need to be received by June to enable enough time for processing. Applications from UK students can be accepted until early August.

International students:
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries

English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band.


The aim of this programme is to provide students with an enhanced preparation for continuing academic study or Part A of the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (UK) examination.


Core modules

Introduction to Public Health (not assessed)
Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods (20 credits)
Practical Epidemiology and Statistics (20 credits)
Health Information and Health Informatics (10 credits)

Option Modules (Tier 2)

You will choose four modules from the list below:

Principles of Health Technology Assessment (10 credits)
Health Economics (10 credits)
Introduction to Leadership and Management in Health (10 credits)
Health Care Evaluation and Commissioning (10 credits)
Health Protection 1 (10 credits)
Sociology and Social Policy (10 credits)
Health Promotion (MPH) (10 credits)
Public Health in low and middle income countries (10 credits)

Option Modules (Tier 3)

You choose modules to a total of 90 credits from the list below or any other Tier 2 module not already claimed:

Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis (20 credits)
Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits)
Clinical Trials (MPH) (20 credits)
Health Protection 2 (10 credits)
Advanced Statistical Methods (10 credits)
International Health Protection (10 credits)
Further Public Health in low and middle income countries (20 credits)

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