Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 180

The MSc Public Health is a challenging and rewarding programme designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to public health for students who intend to pursue careers in public  health practice, management and/or research at local, national and/or supranational levels.

The core focus of the programme is on improving the health and wellbeing of populations, preventing health problems before they occur and reducing inequalities in health. It offers a cutting-edge  knowledge and skills base in the principles and methods of public health and a creative and supportive learning environment. It explores a broad range of contemporary public health issues,  supported by leading experts in the field of public health as well as the experiences of  other students sharing  diverse experiences from a range of  public health systems around the world.

This programme is composed of nine mandatory modules and is designed as a progressive process where the modules collectively work together to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding required by the modern public health practitioner, whether that be as an epidemiologist, health promoter, leader or researcher.   

Programme Outline

Foundation Courses
Course Credits
Induction Module
UOS-IND-M-100
0.00
Postgraduate Certificate Level
Course Credits
Principles of Public Health
UPGPBHM01
20.00
Health Promotion
UPGPBHM02
20.00
Epidemiology
UPGPBHM03
20.00
Postgraduate Diploma Level
Course Credits
Research Methods: Evidence-based Practice in Public Health
UPGPBHM04
20.00
Health Economics
UPGPBHM05
20.00
Health Protection
UPGPBHM06
20.00
Postgraduate Award Level
Course Credits
Public Health Leadership
UPGPBHM07
20.00
Research Project 1: Global Health
UPGPBHM08
20.00
Research Project 2: Proposal Design and Dissemination
UPGPBHM09
20.00

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or recognized international equivalent. Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered in exceptional cases.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification.  Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining how the programme of study will benefit the student’s career progression.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.

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