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Why study this course?

The Public Health MSc is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and focuses on wider determinants of health and wellbeing. The programme is ideal for anyone interested in working to improve population health and health promotion, whether within the NHS, community organisations, government or related agencies. Based on the view that public health strategies reach far beyond the healthcare system, it provides a comprehensive coverage of the twenty-first century complexities of both national and international public health.

More about this course

The course will develop your critical understanding of the impact of social determinants of health on populations and the range of political, social, economic, environmental and health interventions that might improve population health.

You’ll evaluate key principles and concepts that underpin public health developments and interprets evidence crucial for decision-making and problem-solving in public health policy and practice. You’ll also understand the ethical dimensions of public health and develop critical reflective abilities and moral responsibility for population health.

A master's degree in public health will provide you with the multi-disciplinary learning and teaching environment that will help you become effective public health professionals and leaders capable of examining situations from multiple perspectives, participating in pro-social action and improving awareness of your own and other cultures to a high level of global consciousness.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through seminar papers, presentations, essays, coursework reports, mini projects, case studies, unseen examination and a final dissertation.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Health Improvement (core, 20 credits)
  • Healthcare Public Health (core, 20 credits)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (core, 20 credits)
  • Public Health Dissertation (core, 60 credits)
  • Research Methods for Health and Social Care (core, 20 credits)
  • Health Protection: Principles and Practice (option, 20 credits)
  • Health in the City (option, 20 credits)
  • Interprofessional Practice (option, 20 credits)
  • Managing Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace (option, 20 credits)
  • Strategic Planning and Change Management (option, 20 credits)
  • Understanding the Policy Process (option, 20 credits)
  • Wellbeing in Later Life (option, 20 credits)

What our students say

“What I loved about this course was the teaching staff and their enthusiasm. They engaged me and my peers in a very positive way.”

"What I enjoyed most about this course is how it developed my mind to research more problems of the world, for example, Ebola in West Africa. I appreciate what I've learnt through London Met and I recommend it." 

Olaoluwa Isaac Taiwo, graduate

After the course

Completion of the course provides a wide career pathway in population health. Graduates have gone on to positions within the National Health Service (NHS organisations, community organisations, government agencies, local authorities, health promotion agencies, human rights agencies, health sectors abroad, international health institutions, academia, the business and voluntary sectors). Some graduates also undertake advanced research studies.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.


Visit the Public Health MSc page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!

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