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  • Study Type

    Distance learning available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    January, September

  • Course Duration

    MSc: minimum 2 years, maximum 6 years. PG Dip: minimum 16 months, maximum 4 years. PG Cert: minimum 8 months, maximum 3 years.

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    02 May 2019

This innovative distance learning Public Health MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert allows you to benefit from the world-renowned teaching of King’s College London wherever you are. The course is taught by some of the world’s leading public health academics at the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, one of the largest and most successful centres for research & education in the UK which has helped shape clinical guidelines and government policy. It has unparalleled expertise and is home to thriving pure, translational and clinical research courses in health and social care, global health and mental health.

The course is taught 100% online, meaning you can advance your education without taking a break from work or other commitments. There are six entry points across the year, allowing you maximum flexibility. King’s College London also offer a campus based  Public Health MPH if the online route is not for you.

“The course offers a wide range of topics in the public health field, making it suitable to people from a variety of backgrounds. Despite focusing on a range of topics, it is amazing how much in-depth knowledge you can gain from each module, knowledge that is essential in my day to day work.” Ann, Master of Public Health student.

Studying the distance learning Public Health course at King’s is suitable for:

  • Public Health professionals looking for career progression
  • Health professionals looking to specialise in Public Health
  • Professionals looking to change career
  • Clinicians wanting to work in academia
  • Graduates seeking further education
  • Those seeking employment in health and social care

 The advantages of distance learning:

  • 100% online course allows you to access King’s world-renowned teaching from anywhere in the world.
  • Multiple entry points across the year allow you to fit learning around your other commitments, all you need is a computer and an internet connection.
  • Modular programme allows you to study at a pace that suits you while you work, saving you having to take a break from your career.

Description

The Public Health MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert provides a comprehensive and integrated education in public health through a multidisciplinary study approach which is both academic and vocational. It draws upon the wealth of research, education and clinical expertise in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and is delivered by the Department of Population Health Sciences which has forged strong international links, particularly with US and European research and teaching partners.

The course aims to enable you to develop a critical understanding of public health providing the foundations for pursuing a career in public health, or for enhancing existing practice and facilitating career advancement, particularly through contributing to the emerging evidence base for public health interventions.

Students study a suite of modules which provide a comprehensive understanding of public health. However, you may wish to specialise in either Mental Health or Global Health. These specialist pathways are available at MSc and PG Dip level  where students first study a specific module and then apply the knowledge gained in the dissertation and research related modules.

Teaching

This modular course is delivered entirely online allowing students to manage their study time alongside other life commitments. Students will be taught and assessed using a variety of innovative methods designed for distance learning by instructional designers and learning technologists. Teaching will be delivered through video lectures, webinars, discussion boards and other interactive methods. Assessment will be made through coursework essays and reports, critical appraisals of published work, self-directed learning activities and other methods tailored for online learning.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take*:

  • MSc: modules totalling 180 credits
  • PG Dip: modules totalling 120 credits
  • PG Cert: modules totalling 60 credits

(*to be considered for an award you must have completed and passed to the satisfaction of the relevant Assessment Board the minimum number of modules required at each exit or progression point).

Career prospects

This course will be suitable for those wanting to move into or progress their careers in public health. Students who have studied on the Public Health master’s at King’s have gone on to work in the following roles:

Health Informatics Specialist. Healthcare Administrator. Epidemiologist. Research Analyst. Public Health Project Manager. Health and Safety Engineers. Air Pollution Analyst. Disaster Management Specialist. Environmental Inspector. Assistant Public Health Professor. Bioterrorism Researcher. Chief Medical Officer. Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist. Chronic Disease Management Coordinator. Childbirth Health Educator. Health Commissioner. Health Administrator. Health Facilities Surveyor. Health Unit Coordinator. Medical Writer. Outreach Educator. Occupational Health Worker.

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