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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is delivered by three Faculties: Medicine, Social & Human Sciences and Business, Law and Art to combine expertise in public health, demography, global health, health geography and ethics. It is the key taught programme under the University Population Health Strategic Research Group that is led by the Faculties of Medicine and Social & Human Sciences. This cross Faculty programme provides you with both a broad public health learning experience and supports the development of specialist expertise.

The type of assessment varies across modules depending on specific learning outcomes and key skills. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed through a combination of formative and summative assessments according to the assessment guidelines within the module profile. The assessment methods are designed to help you integrate theory and practice, maximise your skills of critical thinking and analysis, and develop your understanding of public health. Your study is assessed by assignments, oral presentations, interdisciplinary group work and translational assessments, which allow you to translate you’re learning into practice. The assessment methods enable you to demonstrate achievement of the programme learning outcomes as you progress through each module on your pathway. Having successfully completed this programme you will develop your professional skills to be able to: Compose and communicate effectively using a range of communication methods and showing sensitivity to the specific needs of the potential audience; Compile relevant information using information technology; Demonstrate the ability to use collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills in effective and ethical ways; and Construct effective relationships with others including peers, experts and lay audiences.

Different course options

Full time | University of Southampton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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Concepts and Case Studies
GIS for Analysis of Health
Critical Issues in Global Health
GIS for Healthcare Management Global Health pathway
Demographic Methods 1
Methods and Analysis of Global Health Trends and Differentials
Medical Statistics and Qualitative Methods for Public Health
Enabling Change for Health Improvement
Development and Implementation of Policies and Strategies
Public health programme: Advanced Statistical Methods forEpidemiology
Communicable Disease Control
Developing Public Health Practice
Food Systems
Health Care Organisation and Evaluation
Health Economics
Population, Poverty and Policy
Public Health, Law and Ethics Nutrition Pathway: Assessment of Nutritional Status
Food Systems
Nutrition in Harsh Environments Intelligence pathway: Core skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

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 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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