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MSc International Public Health

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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

Study for an International Public Health Masters at LJMU. This course offers a broad-based understanding of health and its social and environmental determinants.

  • Study at LJMU's world renowned Public Health Institute
  • Develop a broad-based understanding of health and its social and environmental determinants
  • Follow a curriculum informed by key international strategies, the Sustainable Development Goals and Social Determinants of Health
  • Benefit from support and guidance for placement learning opportunities

An improvement in population health is increasingly recognised internationally as a key element of economic and social development and nowhere more urgently than in low and middle income countries. The focus of this programme is to develop the public health approach relevant to these countries, often referred to as low resource settings.

Many of our students come from countries with the so-called double burden of disease. Whilst still fighting infectious diseases, they are also now increasingly faced with a growth in non-communicable diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and strokes.

This is not a clinical course; it is a course which aims to enhance your capacity to identify and measure the risk factors linked to these diseases and explore alternative strategic responses to them. This means improving public health knowledge and research-based skills. The Public Health Institute provides an excellent applied setting in which to do this.

The programme will enhance your capacity to improve the health of the populations you serve and reduce health inequality. It will also develop your critical, analytical, research, collaborative working and evaluation skills - all key requirements in the dynamic public health sector.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Written exams, essays, reports, posters, oral presentations and the dissertation module form the assessment focus for this Masters in International Public Health.

Modules

The dissertation module offers you an opportunity to explore in-depth an area of personal or professional interest that relates to your programme of study. In doing this, you will expand your research skills and apply what you have learned in the earlier modules to your research project. It enables to develop your skills necessary to plan and execute a research project that is relevant to your area of study; effectively communicate research outcomes to an appropriate audience. You can choose your own topic and methodology, though this should be relevant to public health and ideally to your route specialism. You can choose to write up as a full dissertation or as a journal style article (which comes with a viva).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,100

Entry requirements

You will need: a good honours degree in a health or social science-related discipline or equivalent professional qualifications and experience.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more