Staff from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training and twenty students from the Master of Public Health course at Imperial visited multiple UN and humanitarian agencies during their recent trip to Geneva, Switzerland. Over a three day period the group visited Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN, WHO and Global Fund. Two students – Praise Izinyon and Rachael Williams – presented their mini-projects at the WHO followed by an excellent discussion with Blerta Maliqi, a technical officer for Family, Women’s and Children’s health.
Thank you for your interest in
the Imperial College MPH programme. The 2016 -17 MPH course starts in
October 2016. Applications for entry opened in November 2015. I cannot tell you
at this stage whether you will be eligible for the MPH because the decision is
made by the Admissions Team when they have an opportunity to view your degree
results and IELTS score (if relevant). We generally require a First Class or
Upper Second Class degree from a good university, or a medical degree. A good
personal statement about why you want to undertake the MPH course is essential.
Previous public health experience is also helpful. You should take the
opportunity to find out more about public health, for example, from the FPH
have several international student societies at Imperial to provide students
with some peer support away from their home country. Do check out the visa
rules before you apply if you intend to stay in the UK after the MPH as these
opportunities are now…
MPH and MSc in epidemiology students organise student-led seminars on Tuesday lunchtimes at St Mary’s. These seminars provide the students with the opportunity to share their expertise and experiences with one another and challenge some disciplinary perspectives outside of scheduled teaching hours.
The sessions so far have covered fascinating topics spanning perspectives on communicable disease control strategies, reflections on field work and policy advocacy experiences and perspectives on different disciplines. The Tuesday lunchtime sessions could also be used to host talks from interested faculty on an innovative research or intervention idea, as well as research and career development opportunities.