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Msc Public Health and Heath Promotion


Course Description

The overall aim of the MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion is for students to gain advanced skills, principles and knowledge in public health and health promotion whilst also developing a critical and multidisciplinary approach to the complexities of public health and health promotion challenges and possibilities.

The programme reflects the multidisciplinary nature of public health and health promotion and includes:

health promotion


global public health


health policy


politics, sociology


psychology, communication


advanced academic and research skills


The programme will develop your knowledge in public health and health promotion as well as build your research skills.

Another key feature of the MSc programme is an active learning and research-led approach to public health and health promotion and will provide you with an opportunity to conduct your own piece of empirical research.

Aims

investigate the scope and nature of contemporary public health and health promotion at the local, national and global levels, focusing on its development, current priorities and future challenges


explore the major determinants of health and explore ways to promote public health and health promotion that address social and economic inequalities, are culturally sensitive, and promote values of social justice


build knowledge and skills in reflective practice, research, communication, transferable skills and working in groups


develop knowledge and skills in the principles and complexities of using evidence, including researching, analysing and evaluating health information and policy


explore a multidisciplinary approach to public health and health promotion


examine ethical, political, societal and cultural dilemmas that arise in public health and health promotion


provide the opportunity to conduct an empirical research project in a contemporary issue associated with public health and health promotion.

The course is recognised by the Society of Health Promotion and Health Education Specialists and approved as a suitable route for entry to a career as a health promotion specialist. The course is one of the longest established in the UK, and is highly rated for its excellence in teaching.

Visit the Msc Public Health and Heath Promotion page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Louise Holden

I wanted to build upon my professional experience and broaden my knowledge and skills within the field of health promotion and public health. I chose to study at Brunel due to the flexibility of the part-time programme, course recognition by the Society of Health Promotion and Health Education Specialists, and the expertise and reputation of the senior lecturers.

The MSc has exceeded my expectations - the diverse range of modules has equipped me with a variety of skills directly transferable to the workplace. The opportunity to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion intervention based on a comprehensive needs assessment has been paramount in knowing how to do things properly in future work projects.


(Scholarship)

Brunel launches scholarship scheme for first class graduates - No. of awards TBC

Brunel University is offering scholarships covering 15 percent of tuition fees to holders of first class degrees from any UK university who choose to pursue postgraduate studies at Brunel.The scholarships are available to any student who has an unconditional offer to study a taught Master's course, including full-time, part-time or distance learning courses, starting in September 2013.The offer extends to those who earned their first degrees at UK university institutions overseas. For these students, the scholarships could be worth up to £2,250 a year.In addition, graduates who earned first degrees at Brunel are now being offered a 15 percent discount off the tuition fee for any taught postgraduate course, up from 10 percent. This discount is available to Brunel graduates who are paying all their fees themselves.Professor Julia Buckingham, Brunel’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “It is important that we do what we can to encourage high quality students to take their studies to the next level. These scholarships and discounts will help to remove any fears they may have about the cost of a Master's degree.”

Value of Scholarship(s)

offering scholarships covering 15 percent off fees to holders of first

Eligibility

Available to high calibre PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further PG study. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.We offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.
Whilst Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG fees for Brunel alumni we intend to further incentivise Brunel students to take up postgraduate education by increasing the discount to 15%.
These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both.

Application Procedure

Scholarships are open to all students with first class honours degrees from a UK university, who have an unconditional offer to study a taught Master's programme at Brunel University (including MBA, MRes and CPE/Graduate Diploma in Law) and who are not being funded either partly or in full by the National Health Service, or the Teacher Development Agency.

For further details, please contact the Brunel University Press Office:
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Further Information

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg/funding/scholarships-bursaries


(Scholarship)

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

In order to attract high calibre students and encourage them to undertake postgraduate study we intend to offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Discount of 15% off the fees

Eligibility

Those entering a Brunel postgraduate taught course with a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

Automatic - part of the Brunel postgraduate taught application process

Further Information

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg/funding/scholarships-bursaries



Entry Requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification such as health promotion, public health, allied health, health related studies, social sciences, and biosciences.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £7,000 full-time; £3,500 part-time. International students: £16,500 full-time; £8,250 part-time


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