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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Public Health is an innovative course for anyone who currently works, or would like to become involved in, work which focuses on addressing the determinants of health.

This is a relevant and engaging learning experience for a wide range of professionals working to achieve improvements in health. You’ll develop the skills required to meet existing and emerging challenges in public health.

Why study with us

  • This postgraduate course emphasises applying theory to practice and developing relevant skills.
  • You’ll look at planning, strategies and public health in action including key themes such as diet and nutrition, children and young people, healthy settings and the media.
  • Case studies are used to consider real world approaches to the subject of public health.

Future careers

A postgraduate qualification in Applied Public Health can lead to rewarding careers in health community work, health promotion, sport and leisure, environment, and education.

Career opportunities also exist in management, strategic and educational, as well as practitioner posts.

Learning and assessment

On this innovative course, you’ll use problem-solving approaches, blended and action learning. We’ll encourage you to engage with each other and with the subject as well as offering the more traditional teaching formats such as workshops, lectures and seminars. Tutorial support and guidance is also available via module and personal tutors and there’s lots of opportunity for self-directed learning.

Our assessment strategy includes course work and assignments, with a focus on practice related competencies and skills, and the development of transferable skills in public health.


This module aims to develop your understanding of research within health and social care. You will be presented with a broad overview of the principles of research beginning with ethical, epistemological and theoretical perspectives, and moving through qualitative and quantitative research designs, and synthesis.
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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a degree or equivalent in related subject; Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience followed by an initial advisory interview.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more

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