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This unique master’s course, from one of the UK's largest universities, has been directly tailored to address the urgent need to confront sustainability issues related to health, wellbeing and healthcare provision. Delivery is via e-learning with live interactive sessions, so that study can be undertaken entirely from your own home.

Sustainability, health and wellbeing are global issues. Every nation is facing grand challenges and many of these have a shared foundation. Climate change is broadly recognised as the biggest global health threat. Together with other factors such as an increasingly aging population, multimorbidity, disability, microbial resistance, depleting resources and issues related to wide scale health and wealth inequality, the challenges facing global health are substantial.

This course seeks to explore the shared global challenges, as well as those being specific to individual regions, and hence be applicable to public health and healthcare personnel around the world. It has been designed to meet the needs of those holding strategic positions within organisations as well as individual public health and healthcare workers who wish learn more about how to enhance sustainability, health and wellbeing.



3 core modules (compulsory)

  • MY4201 Health and Wellbeing (20 credits)
  • MY4202 Principles of Sustainability (20 credits)
  • NU4025 Introduction to Postgraduate Research (20 credits)


1 core double module 

  • MY4000 Connecting Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing (40 credits)

Plus 1 option single module* (20 credits each) Choice from:

  • NU4086 Applying Methods in Health Research
  • HP4006 Research, Ethics and Governance
  • PG4114 Healthy and Sustainable Settings: Theory, Policy and Practice
  • MW4036 Organisational Leadership and Management
  • XS4031 International Food law
  • HP4007 Student Initiated Module


1 core double module 

  • PG4115 Applied Health Project

Plus 1 option single module with same choices as above for Year 2*.

*The availability of the option modules may vary depending on student numbers and staff availability.


It is anticipated that people will have a variety of reasons for wishing to undertake this course of study. Some may work within the health and social care sectors and be taking this course to help them with implementation of sustainability principles in the work place.

Others may be more interested in research and may wish to pursue further studies through PhD. It is possible for students, after successful completion of this course, to apply for the Professional Doctorate in Health (PrD), which confers the title Dr on completion of extended original research on their chosen topic.

The optional modules allow for the differing needs of individuals to be met through differing pathways. For example, a person wishing to pursue a career in research may opt for two additional modules in research, whereas a person who has, or is aiming for, a position of responsibility within an organisation or community may benefit from the optional modules in Leadership and Healthy and Sustainable Settings.

All students are counselled about their choice of optional modules.

Visit the Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing - MSc page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!




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