Applicants can also apply for the MAs in European or International Health Promotion. These courses enable students to understand the complex and dynamic nature of health promotion processes, and to relate these to underlying themes of social and health inequalities and to their own values and practices.
Professional accreditation The course is approved by the Society of Health Promotion and Health Education Specialists for entry to a career as a health promotion specialist.
Course structure Students work towards a postgraduate certificate, diploma or MSc. Students are given preparatory reading before beginning the course. They take Part 1 of Foundations of Health Promotion during an intensive week held in September of their year of entry. This intensive induction is revisited during the first semester. Research Methods is also normally taken during the first semester. Students on the PGDip then take Health Promotion Practice, a problem-based, group work exercise, together with two relevant modules chosen from the health and social science graduate programme. Students complete the MA with a dissertation on a theme close to their focus of interest. Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the course provides valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme.
Syllabus Foundations of Health Promotion Research Methods Health Promotion Practice 2 optional modules from the university's health and social science graduate programme Dissertation
Career and progression opportunities Participants are prepared for a career as a health promotion specialist in the NHS or other statutory, voluntary or commercial organisation.
It is possible to take modules for this course as single stand-alone modules, either as a sample of Masters level study, or as part of your continuing professional development.