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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

This course will prepare you for senior and strategic roles within the public health workforce, such as those in local/municipal authorities, health care, business, social care, the voluntary sector or education. It will provide you with a deep understanding about how to prevent illness and promote good health and wellbeing. You will learn the knowledge and skills that underpin public health practice at individual, community, national and international levels, as well as how to address the specific health needs of the UK population. By studying our MSc Public Health, you will critically engage with the theories, principles and practice that are core to public health and health promotion. The MSc Public Health learning outcomes are informed by the UK Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (levels 7 and 8) as well as the International Union of Health Promotion and Education: CompHP Professional Standards for Health Promotion. You will learn through a variety of different approaches, including lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as self-directed study. Your final dissertation will involve working substantially on your own, however you will be supported throughout by your dissertation supervisor. You will be assessed for each module, and assessments will usually be made up of essays, reports, presentations and a final dissertation. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Promoting Health and Wellbeing (20 Credits) - Core
Essentials of Epidemiology (20 Credits) - Core
Research Approaches and Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Social Aspects of Health (20 Credits) - Core
Principles of Public Health (20 Credits) - Core

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

Students need to have a relevant first degree at 2.2 or above in health/social sciences or a professional registration to practice in health and/or social care or equivalent. Consideration is given to other graduates who can demonstrate the relevance of this award to their career development. Students should normally have had some relevant work experience, be working in a relevant field of practice, or will have access to one.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells, One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more