Postgraduate Medicine and Public Health

The Centre for Postgraduate Medicine and Public Health is based in the University's Health Research Building at the College Lane Campus in Hatfield, with easy access to major motorway and mainline rail links. Find maps and directions to help you plan your visit.

We offer a range of taught postgraduate programmes which can be undertaken at Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Master's level as well as well-supported professional doctorate programmes, including medical doctorates.

Programmes are available on a part-time basis with the intention that practitioners working in the UK can undertake a programme of study while still practising in a professional capacity. Additionally, full-time programmes are available for overseas practitioners who wish to further develop specialist knowledge and skills whilst studying in the UK. We welcome international students who are supported by dedicated admissions tutors.

We are constantly developing new initiatives in response to the ever-changing continuing professional development agenda  in medicine, healthcare and public health.

Key strengths

Our strengths lie in providing high-quality teaching and research with a strong professional, clinical and applied focus. Our applied research and consultancy activity ensures that the courses that we provide are research informed, up to date, relevant and serve the needs of students and employers.

We have a reputation for providing a rewarding and stimulating academic environment and our flexible approaches to practice-based learning. Staff consistently demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning and are proud of their reputation for developing highly-skilled practitioners that are at the forefront of contemporary practice. Please find more information on our staff list.

You will benefit from studying courses which are supported by prestigious clinical fellows and external consultants, many of national and international eminence who provide significant teaching input and support. The research environment is further enriched by the presence of dedicated supervisors from both internal and external national and international organisations.

Modern facilities

Facilities in the medical simulation suites provide a highly-sophisticated training and research environment. The medical simulation centre features intensive care and ward areas, a GP surgery and counselling and observation rooms, as well as the very latest in audio-visual technology and conference facilities. In clinical settings that imitate real life, students can practice advanced clinical skills, quickly becoming competent and confident in new methods of working.

Facilities in the Science Building feature world-class resources such as hi-spec laboratories, hi-tech computing suites, Learning Resources Centres provide help for students to progress their studies, and present professional and innovative coursework and research output.

StudyNet is the University's online learning environment which provides access to a wide range of networked resources and services including information databases, electronic journals and self-help guides. The Canvas learning platform allows students to access online lecture notes, handouts, course guides, reading lists, presentations, discussion groups and online tutorial support from home or work. Canvas provides state-of-the-art up-to date facilities to offer either an interactive fully online or a blended learning approach which combines taught sessions with online-learning.