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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Public Health MSc focuses on wider determinants of health and wellbeing, and is ideal for anyone interested in working to improve population health and health promotion, whether within the NHS, community organisations, government or related agencies. Based on the view that public health strategies reach far beyond the healthcare system, it provides a comprehensive coverage of the twenty-first century complexities of both national and international public health. The course will develop your critical understanding of the impact of social determinants of health on populations and the range of political, social, economic, environmental and health interventions that might improve population health.

You’ll evaluate key principles and concepts that underpin public health developments and interprets evidence crucial for decision-making and problem-solving in public health policy and practice. You’ll also understand the ethical dimensions of public health and develop critical reflective abilities and moral responsibility for population health. A master's degree in public health will provide you with the multi-disciplinary learning and teaching environment that will help you become effective public health professionals and leaders capable of examining situations from multiple perspectives, participating in pro-social action and improving awareness of your own and other cultures to a high level of global consciousness.

Completion of the course provides a wide career pathway in population health. Graduates have gone on to positions within the National Health Service (NHS organisations, community organisations, government agencies, local authorities, health promotion agencies, human rights agencies, health sectors abroad, international health institutions, academia, the business and voluntary sectors. Some graduates also undertake advanced research studies.

Different course options

Full time | Holloway | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module introduces the principles of epidemiology. It focuses on the factors that affect the health and illness of populations with special reference to the impact of social interactions and human activities on populations' health. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of concepts, principles, and methods of epidemiological investigation together with applications of appropriate statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. The module also discusses current theoretical trends in social epidemiology and understanding of psychosocial, politico-economic and eco-social approaches in analysing determinants of health, wellbeing and disease.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,890

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will be required to have: at least an upper second class (2:2) honours degree in a relevant subject or related area (those with relevant professional or technical qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered).

University information

Whether you’re looking to change career direction, improve your job prospects or simply pursue a passion, London Met is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. The University’s graduates are working for organisations including the Bank of England, Google, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the United Nations. London Met is particularly focused on work-related learning and ensuring its students have the knowledge and skills needed for a...more

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