About the programme
Awarding Institution: University of the West of England
MNQF Level: 9
Duration: 1 Year
The MSc Public Health programme is structured around an interdisciplinary curriculum that draws upon social, human, behavioural, environmental and natural science disciplines. This course is suited to individuals already working or considering working in the areas of public health, health promotion, community development, primary care or health protection. It is also very relevant to those working in public, voluntary, independent and NGO sector organisations, spanning healthcare, social care, local government, education, planning and regeneration, international development, human rights, social justice, and the range of health-related voluntary and community agencies and providers.
A professionally-orientated award, this course has been accredited and the curriculum validated by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). It is mapped against European, US and UK Faculty of Public Health professional competencies. The programme team has strong links with Public Health departments within the south-west region of England and with Public Health England, who regularly provide sponsorship and placement opportunities for students.
The course is stimulating, challenging and rewarding in terms of meeting individuals' personal and career aspirations. It provides professionals, researchers and graduates with an advanced contemporary education in public health theory, practice and research. Our primary goal is for graduates to emerge as advanced critical thinkers and analysts, ready and able to challenge and push boundaries in a wide range of contexts.
The programme aims to enable students to:
Introduction to Public Health
Quantitative Health Research
Qualitative Health Research
Public Health Economics
Public Health Policy and Politics
Epidemiology of Non-communicable Disease
Leadership for Public Health
Public Health Dissertation
Has successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree at MNQF level 7 or Level 8 in the relevant field.