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Study the many interrelated factors that have an impact on infant, child and family health with our Master’s degree in Child Public Health.

You will explore the evidence base underpinning current public health policy relating to children aged 0-11 in the UK and internationally, covering topics including perinatal health, nutrition and immunisations.

Your studies in Child Public Health will take an integrated approach encompassing the biological, psychological and social influences affecting children’s long-term educational and emotional development and the public health policies and interventions that can support these.

Throughout your studies, you will refine critical research and analytical skills valued by employers and develop professional reflective practice techniques.

Why Child Public Health at Swansea?

Based in our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.

According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.

We have strong links with professional practice and academic research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.

Your Child Public Health experience

Our academic staff are active in a wide range of research fields, including public health, psychology, sociology, midwifery, and child nursing, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and current policy and practice expertise.

As a student on the Child Public Health course, you will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).

Child Public Health careers

Your postgraduate qualification in Child Public Health opens up a range of career opportunities in the public, private, and third sectors including:

  • Children and young people’s services
  • Research
  • Local, national and international policy development
  • Education
  • Nutrition

Child Public Health Modules

Modules on the Child Public Health course may include:

  • Researching Childhood
  • Childhood Nutrition and Growth
  • Influences Upon Child Health
  • Sociology of Child Health
  • Understanding and Observing Child Development
  • Advanced Practice with Children
  • Therapeutic Work with Children
  • Children's Rights and Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Common Childhood Illness
  • Dissertation

How you're taught on the Child Public Health course

You will have access to a multi-media teaching suite throughout the course and you’ll have the opportunity to take part in interactive teaching sessions with practical hands-on sessions with visiting speakers.

We will assess your learning through a variety of methods including written essays, portfolios and poster design. The assessments (both summative and formative) include comprehensive feedback to assist your continual development.

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Visit the Child Public Health MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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