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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

The intellectual challenge of the MSc has provided me with an excellent education experience, one that makes me thoroughly confident in my abilities as a public health professional.


Public health reaches beyond local and national dimensions, people and communities across the world require global solutions.

The core concept underpinning this Global Public Health course is the examination, analysis and reflection upon complex health determinants in an increasingly globalised world. You will explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and public health challenges contributing towards global inequalities. The central aspects of the course include creating an environment for interdisciplinary and interprofessional learning through embedding research and scholarship within the course, enhancing engagement with public health and wider health industry stakeholders and integrating the development of employability skills throughout. The course will use traditional face-to-face learning, combined with an innovative learning approach which will support you within a flexible learning environment.

Your future career

The course will develop a more strategic understanding and is a useful qualification for those who are interested in managerial or senior roles that are concerned with health and wellbeing in health care, social care, education, business or the voluntary sector.

Although the course will not lead to a professional registration, it would support you to develop relevant competencies required by a healthy public health workforce, as set out in the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF, 2016), that would be required to gain professional registration with the UK Public Health Registration (UKPHR) and the Faculty of Public Health (FPH).


The aim of this module is to introduce you to the main principles and key uses of epidemiology so that they develop an understanding of the applications of epidemiology in global public health practice. You will be provided with an overview of the core functions of epidemiology and a range of epidemiological approaches used in the context of global public health. A range of standard epidemiological methods will be discussed so that you will gain an understanding of how to conduct appropriate preliminary data analysis, and how to participate in the design of epidemiological studies. The contribution of quantitative data to global public health policy and practice will be explored in order that you will gain an understanding of how to critically appraise and interpret epidemiological evidence.

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Entry requirements

A relevant first degree. Consideration is given to other applicants who have experience of working in the field of practice relevant to their proposed study and a cover letter to demonstrate this.

University information

First established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has built an excellent reputation over the past 60 years for its quality training and education programmes. It is one of just a handful of universities within the UK to be located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with campuses in Canterbury, Medway and in Tunbridge Wells. Students who opt to attend CCCU will note the rich heritage of not just the institution but the...more