A Masters-Level Award requires successful completion of 8 modules, plus the dissertation module, at Masters-level (pass mark 50%). A Diploma–Level Award requires successful completion of 8 modules, at Masters-level, but not the dissertation module. A Certificate-Level Award requires successful completion of 4 modules, at Masters-level. 
 
The Curriculum for the Masters-Level Award Programmes includes core and optional modules, as in the table below. 
 
Note: Credits were validated for a UK Master of Public Health (MPH) award by Manchester Metropolitan University where each module earned 20 credits (Dissertation 60). Thus the MPH was awarded after passes in 6 modules and a Dissertation (180 credits). The modules below have not been changed, but to give a wider range of experience to the students we have notionally reduced the credit value to 15.
 
Core modules

Module Name

Credits

Introduction to Epidemiology

15

Biostatistics

15

Any one from the Public Health Problems group

15

Any one from the Public Health Problems group

15

Dissertation (Masters-Level Award only)

60

Optional modules


Module Name

Credits

Foundation Sciences of Public Health Group

 

Evidence Based Practice

15

Health promotion

15

Evaluation of interventions

15

Health economics

15

Inequalities and social determinants of health

15

Public health concepts for policy makers

15

Public Health Problems group

 

Communicable diseases

15

Disaster management and emergency planning

15

Global mental health

15

HIV/AIDS

15

Injury prevention

15

Maternal mortality

15

Non-communicable diseases

15

Preventing child mortality

15

Public health nutrition

15

Each of the modules in this Programme is divided into 5 Topics, each with a set of resources (as online links in a resource list with descriptive metadata, as well as in pdf format in zip files), a discussion forum for the exchange of ideas and the exploration of concepts between students and the tutor who acts as online facilitator. Short quiz questions are also included. Summative assessments usually comprise essay questions equivalent to a maximum of 3,500 words including critical analysis. The notional learning hours are shown in the table below.




 

Weeks of learning

Notional Learning Hours

Credits

ECTS** Credits

Topic

2

30

 

 

Course Module (5 topics)

15*

150**

15

6

Certificate-Level Award (4 course modules)

40 (1 year part-time)

600***

60

24

Diploma-Level Award(8 course modules)

80 (2 years part-time)

1200***

120

48

Dissertation (for Masters-Level Award in addition to Diploma-Level)

40 (1 year part-time)

600

60

24

Total Masters-Level Award

 

1800

180

72

 

* Includes time for orientation and assignments

** European Credit Transfer System

*** MMU awarded 20 credits for each module, equivalent to 200 notional learning hours, requiring 3 modules for the Certificate, 6 for the Diploma. Total programme hours and credits (180) as in this table. 

 

Modules are offered each semester, students usually enrol part-time and are advised to take no more than two modules per semester.

Enrolment to the Masters-Level Award Programme 

1. Students are eligible to apply for the Masters-Level Award Programme, if they have already successfully passed two modules in the Peoples-uni programme at the Masters-level, AND have not failed any module (failing a module means not achieving a 50% mark after one submission plus two resubmissions).

2. Students wishing to study for a Diploma-Level Award must also apply for the Programme under the same conditions.

3. Students who have failed a module may still be eligible to study for a Certificate-Level Award.