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Timetable and Fees

The Part A MFPH Examination - London and Hong Kong


Examination DateClosing DateUK Fee*HK Fee**
09-10 January 2017 18 November 2016 £633 £761
12-13 June 2017 14 April 2017 £639 £768

*Please note: for applicants whose correspondence address is outside the EU, the fee is £20 higher than the stated amount (excluding Hong Kong candidates).

**Please note: There is an additional fee for candidates wishing to sit the examination in Hong Kong who do not have a medical background or are not on a Hong Kong training programme. See here for further information.

The Part B / OSPHE MFPH Examination


The Faculty randomly allocates candidates to all OSPHE sittings. To ensure as much flexibility as possible, please ensure that the dates you have selected are kept free until a place is allocated in writing. Candidates will be formally notified of their OSPHE allocation soon after the closing date and within three weeks prior to that examination.

NB. In accordance with our Service Level Agreement with The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Faculty reserves the right to cancel any of the OSPHE sittings. They will only go ahead if, at eight weeks in advance, 22 candidates have applied. In the event of such cancellation, the Faculty will notify candidates six weeks before the examination date or as soon as practicable of the cancellation. Any candidates who applied will be automatically considered for appropriate high priority for being offered a place at the next provisional date sitting.

Examination dates for the OSPHE in 2016/2017 are below.

Examination DateClosing Date VenuePlaces Available Fee
2 December 2016 21 October 2016 GMC, Manchester No places available
17 February 2017
6 January 2017 GMC, Manchester No places available
30 June 2017  19 May 2017 GMC, Manchester No places available £795
29 September 2017 8 August 2017 GMC, Manchester Places available £795
1 December 2017
20 October 2017 GMC, Manchester Places available £795


Closing dates and fee payment

  • Closing dates are given in the current examination timetables, and they are absolute.
  • Applications received after 5.00pm on the closing date cannot be accepted, and no allowance can be made for postal delays or for candidates applying from overseas.
  • The requisite fee payment must be received by the application closing date. It may be made in cheque or money order form (made payable to the "Faculty of Public Health"), or over the telephone by calling our Finance department on 0203 696 1465.
  • Candidates are advised to use recorded or registered delivery and retain proof of posting if there is any doubt that their application will arrive by the closing date.
  • It will normally take several days to check and process entries. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. Candidates may telephone the Education Department to confirm receipt of their application if they wish.


  • Candidates withdrawing from an examination after the closing date and up to one week before the examination will normally be charged 50% of the fee.
  • No refund will be made to candidates withdrawing within seven days of the examination.
  • No refund will be granted without written notice of intention to withdraw.
  • A greater refund may be granted at the discretion of the Academic Registrar under exceptional circumstances.

Extenuating Circumstances

Candidates may complete the extenuating circumstances form to inform FPH of serious circumstances that occurred in the three weeks up to and including the date of the Part A or Part B MFPH Examination and that have adversely affected their examination performance. This information will be made available to the relevant Chair of Examiners.

Please note that marks/results will not be altered to reflect individual circumstances.

It is the candidate's responsibility to complete and return this form to arrive at the FPH no later than three days after the examination date.

Types of adverse circumstance that FPH may consider:

  • The death or critical illness of a dependent or close relative.
  • A severely debilitating illness during most of the revision period or examination.
  • The loss, due to circumstances beyond your control, of more than 10 minutes of examination time.

Circumstances not normally considered:

  • Planned house removals.
  • Work-related contingencies (eg. shift work).
  • Normal pregnancy.
  • English as a second language.

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