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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides a sound understanding of the theoretical and empirical basis of health promotion, equipping students with the conceptual and practical skills to design and evaluate health promotion interventions and programmes. Health promotion draws on ideas from sociology, psychology, anthropology, education, epidemiology and other disciplines to understand how the health of populations can be maintained and strengthened. Graduates work in practice, management, research and teaching in health promotion, public health, health policy and related fields at all levels.

By the end of this stream, students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of: statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real health problems. In addition, they should be able to: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principal theories, methods and interventions used in health promotion, understand the development of the discipline of health promotion in the UK and internationally, assess the appropriate use of population-wide versus targeted health promotion interventions, formulate health promotion policy and practice that is relevant to varying needs in diverse contexts, be able to appraise and communicate research evidence, apply the knowledge and analytical skills gained to inform health promotion policy-making, programme planning, implementation and evaluation.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Principles of Social Research (10 Credits) - Core
Introduction for Health Economics - Core
Basic Epidemiology (10 Credits) - Core
Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy (10 Credits) - Core
Health Promotion Approaches and Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Integrating Module: Health Promotion (15 Credits) - Core
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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,470

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£24,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirements for the MSc Public Health are: An upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; Work experience: preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience, this includes both paid and voluntary work, internships etc.; Additional requirement: applicants for the MSc Public Health (all streams) will need to provide some evidence of ability in mathematics, post-16 year education. This could include: "A" level or a higher school certificate, a module within an undergraduate degree (such as quantitative methods, epidemiology or statistics), statistics studied as part of a general research methods course. Any student who does not meet the minimum academic entry requirement above but who has significant relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

University information

Students, academics, and professionals study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned Master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health. Over the last 120 years, LSHTM has spearheaded world-leading research and teaching within a global network of academics, alumni, students and partners....more