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Why choose this course?

This course has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health.

Taught from a social rather than a medical perspective, it focuses on the strategic and international elements of public health, environment and sustainable development that are critical to effective multidisciplinary practice in these fields reflecting leading-edge, current developments.

Graduates of this Master's course will:

- be inspired about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings
- bring an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues to bear on the discipline
- adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and future careers.

Modules may include:

Concepts of Health and Healing
Public Health, Sustainability and Community
Critical Philosophical Debate
Policy and Practice in Multidisciplinary Public Health
Research Methods
International Politics of Health

Or in place of a Dissertation, you can opt to take two 30 credit modules instead

Professional Practice in Public Health
Research Project

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Delivery and assessment

The course is delivered through lectures, workshops, group work and one to one supervision. Students receive support throughout their studies from committed and enthusiastic teaching staff, who are also involved in research activity.

The course employs a varied assessment regime, which includes essays, reports, portfolio and presentations. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to design, implement and present a significant piece of research relevant topic of your choice.

Your future career

The course cultivates intellectual and research skills, experience and knowledge suitable for effective practice in a wide range of multidisciplinary public health sectors. You will be equipped to progress into policy, research and practice roles in the public, private or voluntary arenas in the UK or internationally. For those already employed it provides transferable skills such as independent critical thought, analysis and evaluation, partnership working skills and self-directed learning.


The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for our full-time and part-time Masters courses. For more information please visit

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Visit the MA Public Health page on the Nottingham Trent University website for more details!





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