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Public Health (MSc)

Course Description

Gain the knowledge and skills you need for a public health career worldwide. From epidemiological research to addiction and disease, policy-making to service commissioning, this course covers the key concepts.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/public-health

SARS and Ebola, health inequality, debate about health service restructuring and provision: public health is constantly in the news – and this course will equip you to meet the challenges.

You could be working in a public health-related role already or are ambitious to enter the field. In either case you’ll find a wealth of valuable content here, taught by expert tutors and researchers.

Our course takes a modern approach to public health, by directly addressing the social, economic, political and other factors that influence population health and well-being.

The taught aspects explore the field both globally and locally and are applicable to any country or health system. You’ll learn how to apply advanced theory and techniques to practical scenarios.

Your programme will culminate in planning, researching and writing your Masters project. This can be research or work-based, focusing on your areas of particular interest.

Teaching times: Wednesdays 9am-4pm (Chelmsford), Tuesdays 9am-4pm (Cambridge).

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/public-health


Whether you want to work in local public services or for a global non-governmental organisation, we'll provide you with valuable knowledge and skills.

In fact this is ideal academic and career development for anyone in any capacity where public health and well-being is a consideration.

Core modules

Addictions and Communicable Disease Management
Essential Issues in Public Health Policy
Epidemiological Research Methods
Strategic Management and Commissioning
Major Project


To graduate you need to demonstrate that you've a sound understanding of the theory you've learnt and the ability to apply it. We've designed coursework and assessment with this in mind. You'll be assessed through essays, reports, case studies, data analysis, patchwork text, a portfolio and your Masters project.

Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.

Your faculty

The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:

- Department of Allied and Public Health
- Department of Medicine and Healthcare Science.

Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.

We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.

Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.

Visit the Public Health (MSc) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates should normally have a good first degree or equivalent and be working, or hope to work, within any area of the public health arena. They do not necessarily need a professional qualification for access to the course, but do need to demonstrate a strong interest in public health and local health improvement. Candidates with a third class honours, or ordinary (pass) degree plus a minimum of one year of relevant post-graduate work experience, will be considered on an individual basis.

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