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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 CPD units.

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

Year of entry: 2019

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

We will consider applications demonstrating professional experience related to these CPD courses.

Full entry requirements

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

You should apply for our CPD 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 CPD courses or choose multiple units to build credits for a PGCert, PGDip or master's qualification.
  • 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 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits
    International students (per annum): £1,850 per 15 credits

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).


Alumni bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction 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 2019.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • have graduated since 2013;
  • hold a first class or 2:1 honours degree;
  • have home or overseas fee status;
  • are registered for MSC, PGDip or PGCert
  • 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.

Contact details

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