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Personal Professional Development (Public Health & Primary Care) at The University of Manchester
Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care)
Learn new skills and develop your knowledge of various aspects of public health and primary care through our PHPD units.

Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
PG Credit
1-2 years (PT)
Entry requirements

We will consider applications demonstrating professional experience related to these Public Health Professional Development courses.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Typically 20 places per intake (September and January)
How to apply

You should apply for our Public Health Professional Development units by completing our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
Modular N N N Y

Course overview

  • Develop new or existing skills and knowledge in various areas of public health and primary care if you are a health professional.
  • Cover topics ranging from evidence-based practice and health economics to emergency humanitarian assistance.
  • Fit your learning around other commitments through our largely online courses.
  • Take individual units as standalone Public Health Professional Development (PHPD) courses or choose multiple units to build credits for a PGCert, PGDip or master's qualification.
  • Study at a university ranked 6th in the UK, 8 th in Europe and 29 th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019).


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits
    International students (per annum): £1,900 per 15 credits

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition and administration costs during your studies.

All fees for entry may 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.

The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and assessments 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) where e-books are not available;
  • 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 Arts and Public Health blended learning unit
  • the Intercultural Public Health blended learning unit
  • the Infection, Prevention & Control blended learning unit
  • the Engaging the Hard to Reach for Health Gain blended learning unit
  • the Geneva Winter School

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 306 0604
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health