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Public Health and Health Services Research MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Course Description

Course Duration

MSc: 12 months full time; 24 or 36 months part time
PGDip: 9 months full time; 21 months part time
PGCert: 9 months part time

Course Overview

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in Public Health and/or Health Services Research in the UK or internationally with the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad), local government, the voluntary sector or academic health care. It is suitable as preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health.

You will study: the factors that can influence the health of populations; the provision of health and health care; research skills; how to apply research findings to improve health and the delivery of health care services.

One third of the MSc involves a research project, which is developed in collaboration with staff in the Institute of Health and Society.

You can choose from a wide range of projects put forward by our academic staff, or propose your own research area.


For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/public-health-hsresearch-msc-pgdip-pgcert/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/public-health-hsresearch-msc-pgdip-pgcert/#howtoapply

Visit the Public Health and Health Services Research MSc, PGDip, PGCert page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline.You can also apply if you have successfully completed fourth year of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent.If you have a different background you will be considered on an individual basis.If you have non-standard qualifications then you will be invited to interview.You need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry:IELTS 7.5 overall (with at least 7.0 in writing) Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry.You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate

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