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Full time | University of Brighton | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

Our established Masters provides a solid foundation for public health research and practice, empowering graduates to lead in a variety of public, NGO and international settings. Our aim is to equip you to join the dynamic field of public health with a strong grasp of research methods and interdisciplinary skills. Course content includes the techniques required to undertake epidemiological studies, approaches to environmental impact on health matters, mechanisms of partnership working to achieve health gain and wider issues of the health of the population.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at graduates who intend to practise in public health or related fields, and professionals who are in a position to deliver improvements in the health of communities and populations. Participants typically include public health managers, infection control nurses, intercalating medical students, screening specialists, doctors and other graduates. Students are encouraged to share their personal public health knowledge within the academic environment.

Key areas of study • Principles and practice of public health • Epidemiology • Research methods and critical appraisal • Essential statistics in health and medical care • Health protection • Global public health • Population mental health • Sexual and reproductive health • Nutrition in public health

What are the benefits?

The course is designed for full-time or part-time study to meet the educational needs of those delivering and managing the public health and/or environmental agenda. Teaching sessions are delivered by academics and practitioners who are active in the field. Course participants are empowered to develop public health practice which has a positive impact on their community. The course prepares students to pursue careers related to public health in a range of national and international public and non governmental organisations

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.


Epidemiology (20 Credits)
Dissertation (60 Credits)
Principles and Practice of Public Health (20 Credits)
Essential Statistics for Health and Medical Research (20 Credits)
Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 Credits)

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in any public health-related subject or At least five years’ experience in an environment related to public health. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity to study at Masters level or Successful completion of at least three years’ basic medical science at a UK medical school (having gained at least 360 credits) with a guaranteed place to continue medical studies on completion of the MSc.