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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Applied Public Health is an innovative course which provides a relevant and engaging learning experience for anyone whose work includes some responsibility for the determinants of health. The course has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals working to achieve improvements in health. It aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop the skills required to meet existing and emerging challenges in public health.

This postgraduate course covers a range of public health disciplines including health improvement, health protection, research methods, healthy settings, media and communication, epidemiology and global, international, national and local issues relating to public health. There is a strong emphasis on appropriate tools and techniques, evidence-based approaches and the application of theory to public health practice.


Assessments are designed to have real world relevance and include briefing papers, presentations, poster presentations, press releases, project management, etc. The assessment strategy includes course work and assignments, generally with a focus on practice related competencies and skills. The assessment philosophy encourages the development of transferable skills in public health. The course work and assignments have been developed in a real-world context to facilitate the production of assessed work which, as far as is practicable, is directly relevant to the workplace and thereby maximises the dissemination of public health knowledge.


There are many opportunities for individuals with qualifications in applied public health. These include career advancement of practitioners already working in public health and may facilitate progression toward the requirements for registration as a Specialist Practitioner in Public Health. Public health work experience opportunities are also available to students undertaking this course.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 15 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


15 months

Start date



Public Health & Wellbeing: Strategies and Interventions (20 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Postgraduate Research (20 Credits) - Core
Risk Management in Health Protection (20 Credits) - Core
Advanced Needs Assessment/Epidemiology (20 Credits) - Core
Global Public Health Challenges (20 Credits) - Core
Applied Public Health Dissertation - Core
Healthy Settings: Theory, Policy and Practice (20 Credits) - Core

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 need a recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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