Master of Public Health MPH

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 to 36 months
  • Programme start: September 2020
  • Entry requirements: Please see the 'Entry Requirements' tab for full information.

Entry requirements

The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme is available to any University graduate in a health or health-related profession, as well as non-health-related graduates and others approved by the University. The entry requirements are as follows:

  • Graduates in medicine of an approved university must have one year post-registration professional experience;
  • Applicants with a health-related undergraduate degree (preferably 2:1 or above) must be able to demonstrate at least one year of relevant public health work experience. Applicants with a non-health-related undergraduate degree must be able to demonstrate at least two years of relevant public health work experience.
  • In addition, applicants require a GCSE Grade C or GCE O Level pass in Mathematics and English, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Students will also need to provide a personal statement detailing why they wish to undertake the programme.
  • We will need one independent academic/professional reference.
  • We can consider nursing (non-degree) qualifications

International students

International students are encouraged to apply to undertake the programme. This may include professionals working, for example, in health promotion, policy development and evaluation, in government or non-governmental organisations and other health-related agencies. International students should note that the working language for the programme is English. This is a linguistically demanding programme and students whose first language is not English are required to have passed the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) before commencing the programme. The following standard is required:

  • an overall score of at least 7.0
  • a score of at least 6.5 on each of the four elements of IELTS
  • the IELTS reading and writing tests taken by candidates must be the Academic Reading and Academic Writing tests

Where English is the first language, overseas students are usually expected to be able to demonstrate their English language proficiency equivalent to that of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) requirements and we therefore strongly recommend that all overseas applicants take the IELTS examination.

International qualifications

International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. You can see typically accepted qualifications by country here http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/international/countries

English language qualifications

This is a linguistically demanding programme and students whose first language is not English are required to have passed the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination before commencing the programme. The IELTS reading and writing tests taken by candidates must be the Academic Reading and Academic Writing tests.

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.

This course will only consider IELTS scores (other Secure English Language tests or Country specific tests such as WAEC or Malaysian SPM 1119 are not suitable for this programme).

IELTS7.0 (with no band less than 6.5)

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.