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Study public health and data at Manchester

Courses in public health and primary care, biostatistics, health data and informatics.

Taught master's in 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.

Receive expert training

Learn from both specialist teaching staff and professionals working in UK and global public health and data science, ensuring your knowledge is based on recent research. Real-world case studies from clinical colleagues will see you learn how 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.

Sreedhar Krishna

"The modules have all been challenging, but the accessibility of tutor support and their proactive approach to supporting students has meant that I've never felt lost."

Sreedhar Krishna / PGCert Clinical Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics training

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.

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.

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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.

Angus McCann

"As a non-clinician, the MPH helped me to gain a deeper understanding of a number of health-related topics, which has been invaluable in my career."

Angus McCann / Graduate, Master of Public health (MPH)
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Apply for public health and data

If you’re ready to apply to a postgraduate degree at Manchester, here’s what you need to know.


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