Apply by:
20 August 2024
To start:
3 September 2024
  • 180 credits
  • Complete in as little as 14 months
  • £7,200 total fees

Choose Wolverhampton

  1. Complete your 100% online MPH within 24 months
  2. Course content mapped against the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF) and the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) specialist register standards
  3. Benefit from cohesive links with public health departments, and international public health bodies and membership organisations
  4. One of only two universities to be formally partnered with the Royal Society of Public Health - students benefit from close links with employers and discounted membership
  5. Option to pay per module
  6. Alumni discount available
  7. Ranked No. 1 in the UK university for Teaching First Generation students

Prepare to progress in public health

Develop the skills you need for public health leadership

Designed for individuals who have studied or are working in a health-related field, the University of Wolverhampton’s MPH Leadership will expand your skills and knowledge on public health, and prepare you for progression into senior roles within this exciting and important sector.

Drawing on UK government policy directives in public health and mapped against the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) specialist register standards, you will explore a range of issues pertinent to public health practice, policy and research, with a specific focus on health economics and the commissioning of public health services, and change management issues in public health.

We have developed cohesive links with local public health departments as well as international public health bodies and membership organisations. When you study with us, you will benefit from these links and will have the opportunity to engage with public health professionals who are invited as guest speakers.

With an established reputation for excellence in course quality and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, our MPH Leadership develops highly sought-after graduates. Many University of Wolverhampton MPH students are now working at government public health agencies, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) where they are making differences to population health with the skills they acquired from this course.

Study at a time that suits you

This Master’s degree is taught within an innovative online learning environment which has been tailor-made to encourage collaboration and interaction between MPH students. This will allow you to draw on knowledge and experiences from fellow professionals, and will enable you to build a global network of peers as you study.

The MPH Leadership course is offered part-time, and you can graduate within 24 months whilst continuing to work as you fit your learning around your current commitments.

You can access course material on a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop, at a time that suits you, making it a flexible degree that can be studied from anywhere and at any time.

What you’ll learn

By following the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework, when you study this MPH Leadership you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills for success in public health practice. Taught by experienced staff, many of whom are highly regarded experts in public health and have first-hand knowledge of working in public health practice and/or research, you will learn how to integrate and apply what you learn to achieve your career goals.

Skills and knowledge you’ll learn include:

  • Politics and philosophy of public health practice
  • Public health protection and improvement
  • Public health epidemiology and statistics
  • Psychological approaches applied to public health
  • Addressing the wider determinants of health and inequalities
  • Planning and evaluating public health interventions
  • Strategic management and leadership
  • Health economics and the commissioning of public health services
  • Change management for public health

Designed to help you excel

This MPH Leadership degree will enable you to gain an understanding of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to public health, and relates to the three domains of public health practice – health protection, health improvement, and service quality.

To aid your career progression, the course has been informed by the core competency areas as defined by the Public Health Skills and Knowledge framework. This includes:

  • Surveillance and assessment of health
  • Assessing the evidence for health
  • Policy and strategy
  • Leadership and collaborative working
  • Health improvement and protection
  • Public health intelligence
  • Academic public health
  • Health and social care quality

Entry requirements for home and international students

You should have one or more of the following:

  • An Honours degree of 2:1 or above, or equivalent, in a health-related area: public health, health and social care, public health nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, health psychology, dentistry, or any other degree deemed appropriate by the admissions tutor.
  • Qualification in medicine, with a focus on public health medicine or community medicine.
  • A 2:2 degree in a health-related topic with additional public health experience may be considered.
  • Any ‘non-standard’ qualification judged by the award team to be equivalent to the above (e.g. a relevant professional qualification or public health-related experience).
  • In exceptional circumstances, we would accept a minimum of three years’ experience at a senior level in a public health or related field.


Total fees: £7,200
Per 15-credit module fee: £600

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course. You will need to self-fund your first module/s to enrol.

University of Wolverhampton alumni discount: If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.


No. 1 Ranked in the UK For Teaching first generation students
85% oof research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally important’' (latest REF)
PHSKF Core competencies of the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF) met with this degree
Cohesive links with public health departments, nationally and internationally, as well as the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)
22,000 students across the globe