Public Health

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.35 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.8 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3092 Duration:12 months


MSc Public Health is a unique social science based multi-disciplinary course that focuses on the wider determinants of health and wellbeing. It is based on the view that public health strategies reach far beyond the health care system.

It provides a comprehensive coverage of the twenty-first century complexities of both national and international public health.

The course aims to develop critical understanding of the impact of social determinants of health on populations and the range of political, social, economic, environmental and health interventions that might improve population health.

It also evaluates key principles and concepts that underpin public health developments and interprets evidence crucial for decision-making and problem-solving in public health policy and practice. Ethical dimensions of public health are also a key consideration.

Career opportunities
Completion of the course provides a wide career pathway in population health. Graduates have gone on to positions within NHS organisations, community organisations, government agencies, local authorities, health promotion agencies, human rights agencies, health sectors abroad, international health institutions, academia, the business and voluntary sectors. Some graduates undertake advanced research studies.

Students will take four core modules, two optional modules and a dissertation of around 15,000 words.

Core modules:

* Public Health and Health Promotion
* Social Research: Principles and Practice
* Social Epidemiology
* Health in the City
* Dissertation

Optional modules include:

* Management in Health and Social Services
* Managing Self and Others
* Managing Public Services
* Mental Health Promotion
* Perspectives of Ageing
* Developments and Management in Community Care
* Partnership Working and Management
* Project Management
* Understanding Health Policy
* Social Structures and Policies
* Children and Families: Policy and Practice
* Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science

You are assessed via a variety of methods, including seminar papers, presentations, essays, coursework reports, mini projects, case studies, unseen examination and a final dissertation.

Applicants normally need to hold at least an upper second class Honours degree in a relevant subject or related areas. Those with relevant professional or technical qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 87 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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