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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Public Health Information

Course type


Course Summary


Gain the knowledge and skills you need for a public health career worldwide. From epidemiological research to addiction and disease, policymaking to service commissioning, this course covers the key concepts.

Our course takes a modern approach to public health, by directly addressing the social, economic, political and other factors that influence population health and well-being.

The taught aspects explore the field both globally and locally and are applicable to any country or health system. You’ll learn how to apply advanced theory and techniques to practical scenarios.


To graduate you need to demonstrate that you've a sound understanding of the theory you've learnt and the ability to apply it. We've designed coursework and assessment. You'll be assessed through essays, reports, case studies, data analysis, patchwork text, a portfolio and your master’s project.


Whether you want to work in local public services or for a global non-governmental organisation, we'll provide you with valuable knowledge and skills.

In fact, this is ideal academic and career development for anyone in any capacity where public health and well-being is a consideration. You will also acheive PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Chelmsford Campus | 12 months | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



In this module you learn about the statistical and research techniques to manage the gathering, presentation and interpretation of public health data. Epidemiology is an underlying feature of all our course modules, but this module will provide the practical skills needed to interpret data, the opportunity to explore and review the research process (research protocols, literature review, design, methodology and presentation of findings) and the skills to evaluate public health research data.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a good first degree or equivalent and be working, or hope to work, within any area of the public health arena. They do not necessarily need a professional qualification for access to the course, but do need to demonstrate a strong interest in public health and local health improvement. Candidates with a third class honours, or ordinary (pass) degree plus a minimum of one year of relevant post-graduate work experience, will be considered on an individual basis. Candidates who do not have a first degree, but have relevant work experience, may be able to gain access to the course by completing a Non Graduate Entry Profile demonstrating, and reflecting on, achievement of generic undergraduate learning outcomes through experiential learning.