Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
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The Public Health MA programme at our university is designed to address the evolving landscape of multidisciplinary public health. By studying this course, you will gain extensive knowledge of public health, along with a critical understanding of its philosophical, theoretical, and methodological aspects. Upon graduation, you will be equipped to make a difference in various public health settings and approach your future career with independence and reflection. The programme covers a wide range of topics, including sustainable development, social determinants of health, and international public health. We offer support through lectures, workshops, and one-to-one supervision, and provide diverse assessment methods. Entry requirements include an undergraduate degree in a related subject.

About the course

Our Public Health Masters degree has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. It will allow you to develop an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and method logical aspects of the discipline and following graduation you'll be enthused about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings. You'll also be able to adopt an independent and reflective approach to your learning and future careers.

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Entry Requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related subject.
Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences in the multidisciplinary public health territory (e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience - either paid or unpaid) and knowledge and skills would enable them to study this course at masters level in their Personal Statement.

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Student Profiles

Belema Alasia

"I chose to study at Nottingham Trent University because of its highly ranked status among UK universities. I was also impressed with the opportunities that are available to international students here.

"The UK is a wonderful country and Nottingham is an amazing city with lots of friendly and helpful people. There are lots of opportunities for international students like me. I have had a lot of support and the quality of teaching is of a very high standard.

"I applied to three universities to do my Master's in Public Health and I got accepted into all three. At first I was overwhelmed and wasn't sure which of the three universities to pick. But then I decided to look into each school, their accreditation, support for international students and the methods of teaching. I realised that NTU stood out and it was easy for me to make my decision.

"What attracted me to Public Health at NTU is the manner in which the course is taught. We have classes and independent study that allows me to do more study on my own and in that way, develop research skills. The MA Public Health course at NTU is grouped under the social sciences. Here, the modules for the course are not just biomedical but also consist of the social determinants of health. I am going to have a more rounded knowledge in the field compared to someone who only has biomedical knowledge of the course.

"I use the library a lot. I study on the City site so I use the Boots Library. I do a lot of independent study and research, and the library is where I get access to books, journals and articles. I can also get off campus access but staying in the library is very motivating and I get more work done there. As a student ambassador, I have also received training that will help me to communicate with other students and increase my confidence levels as well as broadening my knowledge and experience.

"I was not exactly sure of what I wanted to do after my programme, but now I am empowered. I have information about what I could do, like doing a professional doctorate or being a public health practitioner."

Victoria Smith

"The best thing about university life for me was the quality of the teaching. All of the staff are knowledgeable in their subject area and were supportive and encouraging towards the students. As a part-time student my needs were always accommodated.

"I enjoyed all aspects of the course, particularly the holistic approach of the modules. I wanted to do an MA to suit my interest in the social determinants of health rather than the medical determinants. Public Health is a massive and diverse subject area and the variety of modules available reflect this well.

"Aside from learning to be an expert time manager; juggling a full time job, part-time course and a social life, I have learnt an awful lot throughout the two years. The most useful information I have discovered is the impact of the political economy upon health. I'm sure I wouldn't have learnt this doing an MSc or an MPH. The course encouraged debates and as a result, my ability to structure arguments and respond to questions about my work has really improved. I have been able to transfer all of the skills I have learnt on the MA to my job role and as a result I feel more confident in expressing my thoughts at senior management meetings.

"My experience at NTU has certainly widened the career opportunities available to me. With an MA in Public Healt,h I can now apply for more senior roles in the public, private and third sector.

"I've really enjoyed my two years and will miss university life when I finish."

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