Health Communication at Manchester University enhances the importance of communication in our health care system and beyond. As health communicators we create, disseminate and analyze health messages about disease awareness and prevention, medical treatment and healthy living through community outreach programs, campaigns, printed material and the Internet.


Health communicators also work to establish a collective synergy with our health care providers by providing information that leads to better patient-provider relationships, accurate representation of disease in the media and the development and incorporation of mobile health applications to the general public. 

Through Manchester University mission, students at the Health Communication continue to grow and “lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.”

Careers in Health Communication

The students build skills to be competitive in the field of health and make a difference in people’s lives.  Through these skills, you can look forward to careers in:

  • Health Literacy 
  • Medical Writing
  • Consulting
  • Hospital Education Departments
  • Teaching Medical Professionals and General Public
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Patient Satisfaction and Patient Advocacy Programs
  • Health Care Administration
  • Media Organizations
  • Nonprofit Organizations 
  • Public Policy and Research

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Human Communication
  • Media Literacy
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Introduction to Health Communication 
  • Discourse in Political Campaigns and Social Movements
  • Applied Theories of Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • An official TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT I score
  • Official or certified copies of national exams
We need copies of all national exams as proof of completion of secondary school. This includes national exams or “O” level exams, and “A” level exams.
  • Evidence of financial support
  • Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation from an employer or teacher or the reference form from the Common Application may be used.  This must be in English.
  • Certified copies of marks, grades, transcripts
Secondary transcripts of grades, marks or final exam results must be certified as true copies of the original. 

Tuition Fee

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    32366 USD/year
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