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These courses provide students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the improved health of populations and particular groups within them through the promotion of health and prevention of diseases; the development and evaluation of care practices; and the investigation and control of environmental threats to health. Students are instructed in the development, use and critical evaluation of conceptual models, evidence, methods of analysis, and practical interventions.
The courses enable students to deepen their understanding of public health issues and to increase their potential career development in health-related fields in high-, middle- and low-income settings. Students come from diverse backgrounds; many are health professionals working at a service or policy level, while
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All applicants are required to have: either a first or second class honours degree, or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in a subject appropriate to the course; OR an appropriate professional or technical qualification, together with at least three years’ relevant experience, which satisfies the University as a qualification equivalent to a second class honours degree. All applications in this category will be considered on an individual basis
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The distance learning programme at the School fulfils my needs, as I cannot commit to full-time on-campus study.
There are a number of Public Health challenges in my country. To deal with those problems you need well-trained people to address such issues. The MSc distance learning programme allows you to study and work at the same time. That gives you an opportunity to apply what you are learning directly to your work. At the moment I’m working in Malawi, but I also want to work in South Africa and other countries. Having the Master’s degree has given me an advantage – I’m able to compete globally for these positions.
I selected the School’s distance learning programme for my Master’s degree as it offered me the flexibility to continue developing my career while also gaining academic knowledge from a prestigious institution. I completed the programme over four years across three continents, often with limited access to the internet – few other academic programmes are that adaptable!
My degree has given me valuable skills in such varied fields as economic analysis, immunology, health services management, and epidemiology, all while allowing me to gain practical project management experience in my full-time job. I apply knowledge gained through my degree to my daily work.
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