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Public Health and Health Promotion MSc

Public Health and Health Promotion MSc

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Full time | Brunel University London | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Promotion Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


We all understand that disease and poor health can stop people from living long and fulfilling lives. Through the skills learnt on this course, you could be one of the many professionals working towards improving the health of individuals and entire societies.

On this course you’ll develop the skills to change and influence health policy at a local, national and global level. As science and research progresses, you’ll learn to use these developments to draw your own research conclusions and to address areas of health to really make a difference in society.

You’ll look at local issues such as the effects of the Heathrow expansion on public health and international topics like obesity or contagious viruses. You’ll be at the forefront in developing or improving existing approaches in policy to solve these challenges.

This course covers many aspects of health in its broadest sense including health promotion and public health; health care law and ethics; health and social policy and health service research.

You’ll learn the skills to support individuals, families and communities in their environment whether through public health campaigns, government initiatives or advice on a one-to-one basis. You’ll graduate from this course equipped with the skills to become a key driver for societal change.

Careers and your future

Due to our strong links with key local and international health promotion and public health providers and specialists, you’ll gain strong connections within the sector before you even graduate. You’ll interact with potential employers from organisations such as Public Health England, the Department for International Development, the NHS and various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) at our annual employability event.

You’ll be prepared for a range of careers in public health and health promotion; health and social care; voluntary and government; and non-governmental organisations. You may choose to go into organisational, community, partnership or strategy development, health information strategy or project management.


Within the module, students will critically explore ethical, historical, commercial and political challenges facing health policy in relation to social justice. Students will critically examine the philosophical, political and ethical perspectives of public health and health promotion, as well as, critically examining to what extent societies can achieve effective public health and health promotion institutions and systems to enhance health and wellbeing.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a subject such as Health Promotion, Public Health, Allied Health, Health related studies, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Biosciences, Sport Science, and Environmental Health.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, available to study both full-time and part-time. Nearly 18,000 students are enrolled at Brunel, with over 6,700 of those studying at postgraduate level. Brunel is comprised of three colleges: Business, Arts & Social Sciences Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Health & Life Sciences It also has five...more