This is a unique multi-disciplinary course focusing on the wider determinants of health and wellbeing - ideal for anyone interested in working to improve population health and health promotion, whether within the NHS, community organisations, government and related agencies.
About the course
MSc Public Health is a unique social science based multi-disciplinary course that focuses on the wider determinants of health and wellbeing. It is based on the view that public health strategies reach far beyond the health care system.
It provides a comprehensive coverage of the twenty-first century complexities of both national and international public health.
The course aims to develop 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.
It also evaluates 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. Ethical dimensions of public health are also a key consideration.
You are assessed via a variety of methods, including seminar papers, presentations, essays, coursework reports, mini projects, case studies, unseen examination and a final dissertation.
Students will take four core modules, two optional modules and a dissertation of around 15,000 words.
Public Health and Health Promotion
Social Research: Principles and Practice
Health in the City
Optional modules include:
Management in Health and Social Services
Managing Self and Others
Managing Public Services
Mental Health Promotion
Perspectives of Ageing
Developments and Management in Community Care
Partnership Working and Management
Understanding Health Policy
Social Structures and Policies
Children and Families: Policy and Practice
Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science
After the course
Completion of the course provides a wide career pathway in population health. Graduates have gone on to positions within 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 undertake advanced research studies.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
Normally an upper second class Honours degree in a relevant subject or related areas. Those with relevant professional or technical qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered.Additionally, undertaking Social Epidemiology and the triple-module dissertation by those who have completed the University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Community Nursing or the new Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing provides a top-up route to this MSc.
Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.