Master of Public Health
Public Health is the science and art of ensuring that the efforts of society are organised to:
- prevent disease,
- prolong life and
- promote health.
The taught MPH degree currently offered by CPHS builds on our long history in, and an excellent reputation for, taught post graduate training in public health sciences.
The programme is designed for those who wish to gain an appreciation of how different scientific disciplines can be used to structure enquiry and develop the knowledge base for research and professional practice in epidemiology, public health and social science, ethics and health.
The programme runs full-time over 12 months or part-time over two to three years. The teaching year is divided into two semesters, from September to April, and all teaching of courses falls in these two semesters. Students undertake their dissertation project work between May and August.
The education offered aims to be relevant to a range of professionals and researchers, and to fulfil the knowledge and research training needs of those wishing to address the contemporary challenges of public health.
The programme prepares postgraduate students for careers in:
- research and academic environments,
- professional public-health service,
- clinical epidemiology,
- health technology assessment,
- public-health protection and
- a wide range of national and international organisations concerned with preventing disease and improving the health of populations.
Potential new Master in Public Health
Here at the University of Edinburgh we are always expanding our postgraduate portfolio. We are considering developing a Masters programme in Public Health, by distance learning, which will complement our successful on-campus MPH and online distance learning Global Health Masters programmes.
We have set up a short survey and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in online postgraduate study in Public Health. Your feedback will help shape the content and structure of this new programme, and there is an opportunity to leave your contact details so we can keep you up to date on any developments. More information and a link to the survey are available at: