About This Masters Degree
About the courseThe overall aim of the MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion is for students to gain advanced skills, principles and knowledge in public health and health promotion whilst also developing a critical and multidisciplinary approach to the complexities of public health and health promotion challenges and possibilities.
The programme reflects the multidisciplinary nature of public health and health promotion and includes:
global public health
advanced academic and research skills.
You will develop your knowledge in public health and health promotion as well as build your research skills.The programme has an active learning and research-led approach.
AimsThe MSc programme in Public Health and Health Promotion allows students to:
Investigate the scope and nature of contemporary public health and health promotion at the local, national and global levels, focusing on its development, current priorities and future challenges.
Explore the major determinants of health and explore ways to promote public health and health promotion that address social and economic inequalities, are culturally sensitive, and promote values of social justice.
Build knowledge and skills in reflective practice, research, communication, transferable skills and working in groups.
Develop knowledge and skills in the principles and complexities of using evidence, including researching, analysing and evaluating health information and policy.
Explore a multidisciplinary approach to public health and health promotion.
Examine ethical, political, societal and cultural dilemmas that arise in public health and health promotion.
Provide the opportunity to conduct an empirical research project in a contemporary issue associated with public health and health promotion.
Course ContentThe MSc Public Health and Health Promotion has been specially designed to give you up-to-date knowledge and the necessary skills to be able to understand and apply your learning in analysing evidence, assessing need, planning, implementation and the evaluation of public health and health promotion in a range of contexts.
A key focus is the development of a theoretical, conceptual, historical and critical understandings of public health and health promotion.
This understanding will be applied to an analysis of ethical, political and policy debates informing health promotion and public health practice.
You will need to complete eight study blocks that lead to six assessments and a 15,000 - 18,000 word dissertation to achieve the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion.
Global Public Health
Health and Society
Evidence and Communication
Health Policy, Politics and Social Justice
Implementing Change in Public Health and Health Promotion
Research in Practice
Approaches to Research
TeachingExperts at the forefront
The programme draws upon lecturers within public health and health promotion, the wider university and external specialist experts. The teaching team are research active and engage in scholarly activity that informs the curriculum. There are interactions between research and teaching and learning throughout the programme.
How you will be taught
Most study and study blocks will be delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, online resources, peer led learning, group activities and/or practical workshops, with personal study expected throughout. Typically, lecturers set out the key context, which provide underpinning theory, identify issues of debate and point to further evidence, resources and critical debate. Seminars are structured to facilitate discussion, explore further learning and promote critical thinking, including sound, evidence-based reasoning.
You will be expected to increasingly become self-directed in researching topics. This combination ensures that learning requires active engagement from you, in which debates are often illustrated and explored with examples from policy and practice, so that theory is clearly linked in a relevant and meaningful way to learning goals.
Active learning is recognised as essential to the development of understanding, the ability to apply theory to practice, and to the development of reflective skills. The programme incorporates online teaching and learning tools such as Blackboard Learn.
AssessmentA variety of assessment modes are employed, such as case studies, essays, presentations, written examinations and a research dissertation. Assessment techniques match the intended learning outcomes. At the start of the programme students are provided with the assessment schedule including assessment and feedback dates.
Special FeaturesLinks between research and teaching throughout the programme.
The opportunity to undertake an empirical piece of research.
The course is one of the longest established in the UK.
The programme is highly rated for its excellence in teaching and learning.
Public Health and Heath Promotion - MSc
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A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification such as health promotion, public health, allied health, health related studies, medical sciences social sciences, biosciences, sport science and environmental health. For international and EU entry requirements please see website View Website