MRes Public Health (Web-based Learning) / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- 1 year FT, 2 years PT, 3-5 years PT
- Entry requirements
We require a minimum of an Upper Second honours degree or the overseas equivalent . Significant relevant research or professional experience may be considered in place of an academic qualification lower than an Upper Second.
Applicants who fail to meet the required entry criteria will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on another route, such as a PGCert or PGDip. You may be allowed to progress to the full MRes course if you pass the course at the required MRes level.
- How to apply
You should apply for this course by completing our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents that we require.
We recommend you apply as early as possible. The formal deadline is 1 September 2018. Late applications may be considered. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.
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- Gain the skills you need to enter a public health research career if you currently work in healthcare.
- Fit study around your other commitments thanks to the online nature of this course.
- Learn through a combination of coursework and research training, tailoring the taught component to your own needs through a choice of optional units.
- Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2018).
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
MRes (full-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £18,000
MRes (part-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits; £3,167 dissertation
International students (per annum): £1,800 per 15 credits and £7,200 for dissertation
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to a yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year.
For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Please be aware that you are only eligible for the postgraduate loan for English students if you choose the 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time programme.
The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and examinations required for the course, but you are likely to incur some additional costs:
- maximum of one core text book per unit (approximately £30 per book);
- communication costs for internet use and telephone;
- a statistical software package (approximately £20).
A copy of the statistical software for PSPH will be provided free for all international fee-paying students.
Costs may also be incurred for travel, subsistence and accommodation charges during the following optional events or units:
- the residential course for first year students;
- the Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Practice blended learning unit;
- the Intercultural Public Health blended learning unit;
- the UK Leadership and Public Health Strategy blended learning unit;
- the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance blended learning unit.
The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L). The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to a master's.
If your AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and the administrative charge is applied.
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
- hold a first class honours degree
- have home or overseas fee status
- are applying for full or part time study
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.