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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sociology Of Health And Sickness Health Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Population Health provides you with the key skills for a career in public health. Through a range of optional modules, it also provides the opportunity to progress a career in range of parallel areas, including health policy, programme management, health inequalities and urban and environmental planning. You will learn how to define and measure health, understand the role of socioeconomic and behavioural determinants of health, appreciate how health systems and public policy impact on health, and learn how to evaluate interventions to improve population health. UCL can bring the full power of a multi-faculty university to bear on discussions of population health, involving academics from the wide range of disciplines necessary to tackle some of the most difficult issues in public health. You will gain knowledge and transferable skills relevant to careers in public health, health policy, epidemiology and healthcare management, as well as in associated areas such as urban and environmental planning and health financing. Students will take this course in flexible study mode also.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Introductory course in epidemiology providing a grounding in key concepts, namely case definition, measures of effect, study design types (cross-sectional, longitudinal, case-control, ecological), bias and confounding, screening, health surveillance, genetic epidemiology. Contact hours are divided approximately equally between theory and practical sessions in order that students consolidate the concepts by applying them in a variety of contexts relevant to clinical and social epidemiology.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,860

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,150

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; or a professional qualification in a health-related area such as medicine or nursing of an equivalent standard. Relevant research, work or volunteer experience will be viewed favourably. Students without the minimum academic standards may be considered if they have extensive relevant work or research experience.