The specialty of Public Health is built on a strong academic foundation and registrars are encouraged to develop their academic skills throughout the whole period of training. Specific aspects of academic training are highlighted below and there is also more detailed information on the MFPH exams on other pages.

Masters Courses

The curriculum for public health requires a sound knowledge foundation which is delivered in phase one of training and assessed through the Part A MFPH. A Master’s degree is not a prerequisite for CCT but is currently the method by which many registrars acquire the knowledge foundation.

The programme currently supports registrars in gaining the knowledge foundation through attendance at the MPhil in Public Health at the University of Cambridge. Increasingly, new recruits may already possess an appropriate Masters level qualification and, in discussion with the Training Programme Director, they may attend modules on the MPhil course if they have specific identified learning needs prior to sitting Part A.

Academic Supervision

All registrars are allocated an academic supervisor for Phase 1 of their training. Academic supervisors provide support and guidance on a range of topics including, MPhil theses, Part A preparation, methodological and statistical issues related to service work and publication of work in peer reviewed journals.

Specialist Academic Training

The programme also offers specialist training in academic public health through:


University of Cambridge MPhil

Full details here.

FPH guidance on examinations

Full details here.

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