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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. It will allow you to develop an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and method logical aspects of the discipline and following graduation you'll be enthused about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings. You'll also be able to adopt an independent and reflective approach to your learning and future careers. This contemporary course is informed by a social model of health crucial to understanding contemporary and global public health theory and practice. It focuses on the strategic and international elements of public health, environment and sustainable development that are critical to effective multidisciplinary practice in these fields. As a result it reflects cutting-edge, current developments. The course employs a varied assessment regime, which includes essays, reports, a portfolio and presentations. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to design, implement and present a significant piece of research relevant topic of your choice. The course cultivates intellectual and research skills, experience and knowledge suitable for effective practice in a wide range of multidisciplinary public health sectors. You will be equipped to progress into policy, research and practice roles in the public, private or voluntary arenas in the UK or internationally. For those already employed it provides transferable skills such as independent critical thought, analysis and evaluation, partnership working skills and self-directed learning. Previous graduates have gone onto roles including: Community fundraiser; Health worker; Graduate teaching assistant and Administrator.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module allows you to situate and apply your skills and knowledge within an understanding of the place of sustainability within public health and regeneration; this understanding should inform the delivery of public health at the local community level both nationally and internationally. The first part of the module encourages you to engage with a number of important sociological concepts that inform current policy in respect of sustainable community delivery, the wider socio-economic determinants of health and the concept of place poverty. Having enriched your theoretical understanding, and broadened your critical knowledge of the relevant policy fields, you will then apply yourself to real-life scenarios, analysing and evaluating policy initiatives and the potential for delivering sustainability in and through public health and regeneration and key issues in globalisation and the future of public health.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related subject. Students without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences in the multidisciplinary public health territory (e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience - either paid or unpaid) and knowledge and skills would enable them to study this course at masters level in their Personal Statement.

University information

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University (NTU) consists of 4 campuses: City Campus, Confetti Campus, Clifton Campus and Brackenhurst Campus. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School ...more