The Master of Public Heath was introduced at King's in 2002 to satisfy the need for a modern generic public health masters programme aimed at assisting public health professionals to prepare for management and leadership roles. The curriculum was originally based on that of the Faculty of Public Health but it has a stronger emphasis on prevention and the broader determinants of health.
Since its introduction, optional modules have been developed in Toxicology and Health Protection Science to better meet the needs of those working in health protection and environmental health, but most students take the mainstream public health modules.
We also offer MPH students the opportunity to take certain modules from the MSc in Primary Health Care and the MSc in Public Services Policy and Management.
The orientation is towards high income countries and most subjects are taught in a UK context, though we take many students from overseas.