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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Southampton’s flexible, full-time or part-time PgDip Public Health programme will train you in all aspects of public health, with optional pathways specialising in nutrition, intelligence (working with information), global health and management. The course is designed for graduates or experienced health professionals who want to develop their knowledge of public health and/or learn new skills. You will be taught by our expert academic staff with a focus on professional practice, equipping you for a successful career in the public or private sector, or a role as an academic researcher. Our flexible postgraduate programme offers you the option of tailoring your learning to suit your needs. You can choose from studying single modules, that can also accrue credits toward, a PG Certificate. You can rescind your PG Certificate award and apply those credits toward, a PG Diploma. Similarly, you can rescind your PG Diploma and apply those credits toward the MSc. and we offer full time and part time study options. for all our programmes.


Our assessment methods enable you to demonstrate achievement of the programme’s learning outcomes as you progress through each module. You will encounter a variety of approaches to assessment that will help you demonstrate your knowledge and understanding through utilisation of a range of study skills. The assessment methods are designed to help you integrate theory with practice, develop your skills of critical thinking and analysis, and achieve mastery in your field of public health. The range of assessment methods may include: critical appraisals, case studies, problem solving, multiple choice exams, reflective accounts, essays, debates, oral presentations and a dissertation.

Different course options

Full time | Main Site - Highfield Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Development and Implementation of Public Health Policies and Strategies - Core
Enabling Change for Health Improvement - Core
Epidemiology: Concepts, Analysis and Application - Core
Introduction to Statistics and SPSS - Core
Qualitative Methods for Public Health (General) - Core
Critical Issues in Global Health - Core
Methods and Analysis of Global Health Trends and Differentials (Global Health) - Core
Core Skills for GIS (Intelligence) - Core
Health Economics for Public Health - Core
Health Services Organisation and Evaluation - Core
Risk Taking and Decision Making; Systems Thinking (Management) - Core
Assessment of Nutritional Status - Core
Food Systems (Nutrition) - 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

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate second-class honours degree, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, or relevant professional experience in nutrition, dietetics or other biomedical or health sciences.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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