Choose public health and data
Why study public health and data?
Modern public health practitioners need to be adaptable and flexible with an understanding of how to harness the power of data.
Manchester is home to a number of experts in public health and primary care as well as biostatistics, health data and informatics.
We offer training for health professionals who want to continue their learning and develop new skills in these areas.
Public health and data at Manchester
Receive expert training
Learn from specialist teaching staff and professionals working in UK and global public health and data science, ensuring your knowledge is current. Real-world case studies from clinical colleagues will enable you to apply knowledge to practical scenarios.
Clinical bioinformatics students will learn from a team with several years' experience training clinical bioinformaticians for the NHS, and who have links with the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine.
Learn when it suits you
You can fit study around your other commitments through our innovative, flexible approaches to learning. Campus-based courses will see you take advantage of our excellent facilities, while our distance learning courses will engage you through online lectures, discussions and learning materials.
Connect with students around the world
Students on our distance learning courses will be able to mix with students from a range of disciplines from all over the world. Our public health courses have over 1,500 alumni from more than 80 countries alone.
From our students
How the Clinical Bioinformatics PGCert made me a better dermatologist
NHS dermatologist Sreedhar discusses the benefits of the distance learning PGCert for his career.
Moving away from the lab into public health via the MPH
Emily talks about her career change and how the MPH course is helping her achieve her goals.
Levelling up my work in non-communicable disease through the MPH
Ogweno talks about his experience of the MPH course and the community health organisation that he runs.
Why I took the Occupational Medicine MSc
Komal looks back at his time on the MSc and how it has benefited his job as an occupational doctor in Pakistan.
Make use of modern facilities
As well as using our e-learning platform and on-campus study facilities, students on our data science courses may access sophisticated research and teaching facilities at the Centre for Health Informatics.
The MSc Health Data Science course also has links with local centres and networks such as Health Innovation Manchester and the NW Informatics Skills Development Network.
Meet current students
Public health and primary care ambassadors
Our public health and primary care students come from a wide range of backgrounds, and go into diverse roles after completing their studies. Read profiles of our ambassadors and ask them a question about what it’s like to study at Manchester.
Public health and data postgraduate degrees
- Master of Public Health (MPH) [online]
- Master of Public Health (MPH) [on campus]
- Master of Public Health (Occupational Health) (MPH)
- Master of Public Health (Dental Public Health) (MPH)
PhD with integrated master's
If you're planning to undertake a PhD after your master's, our Integrated PhD programme will enable you to combine your postgraduate taught course with a related PhD project in biology, medicine or health.
Making an application
Apply for public health and data
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If you’re ready to apply to a postgraduate public health and data degree at Manchester, here’s what you need to know.