|Study location||United Kingdom, Worcester|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants should hold an honours degree preferably in a subject associated with public health, health or social care or other subjects of relevance to public health and health improvement. If you don’t have a degree we are always open to discuss equivalents.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go study.
IELTS 6.5 with no elements lower than 6.0
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please use the motivation letter to provide any further information you may wish to offer in support of your application. Admissions Tutors will be interested in your reasons for choosing the course, your career aspirations, any relevant experience and information concerning your intellectual, social or other interests. If you have been out of education for some time, please outline any relevant experience that may also be taken into account in lieu of formal qualifications, either at home, voluntary or paid work. It may also be helpful to explain any breaks in your career.
Students may be asked to an informal interview, depending on their application information. All students are asked to supply an academic reference, preferably from an academic who has taught you in the last few years. If this is not possible, a professional reference is required.
In modern times public health interventions have consistently made major contributions to social progress, yet at the start of the 21st century familiar public health problems still persist and new challenges are emerging.
The MSc Public Health at the University of Worcester is a postgraduate programme for health practitioners and professionals from the wider workforce who impact on public health. The course will develop your public health skills and establish an advanced knowledge base for your chosen field of public health practice, whether in the UK or internationally. Public Health requires an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of health problems and the professional practice needed to address them, and meeting the new complex health problems of the 21st Century requires integration of thinking and practice across many disciplines.
Public Health at the University of Worcester is therefore an exciting progressive course that is relevant to both the ‘traditional’ public health workforce and a wide range of ‘allied’ professionals seeking to enhance their ability to impact on the public’s health. The course is structured so that applicants from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to gain a sound foundational knowledge base in contemporary public health practice that is of equal relevance to your career progress, whether in the NHS, internationally, in private health care organisations, in allied health sciences, or in third sector organisations. Having established this foundational knowledge, students can select option modules in order to maintain a broad based approach to public health, or choose options in a way that enables them to pursue more focussed interests in UK practice, international public health or health and sustainability.
The course can be studied either full or part-time and students are required to take the mandatory modules listed below plus two option modules
MSPH4001 Introduction to Public Health
MSPH4002 Health Education and Promotion
MSPH4003 Health Policy, Economics, and Management
MSPH 4004 Methods in Public Health
MSPH 4010 Dissertation
MSPH 4005 Global Health
MSPH 4006 Community Focussed Health Improvement in the United Kingdom
MSPH 4007 Climate Change, Sustainability and Public Health
MSPH 4008 Health and Social Care Quality
The course content is aligned with the guidelines for accreditation at the International level (W.H.O) European level (The European Agency for Accreditation in Public Health Education, APHEA) and the National level (The Faculty of Public Health and the UK Public Health Register). The course is aimed at the wider public health workforce and therefore the range of public health career opportunities is very diverse and will depend on whether you want to work for a local, national or international organisation. Career opportunities include local, national and international NGOs, government health departments including the NHS, local authorities and policy departments at national government level, the World Health Organisation and the United Nations, and other private sector and third sector organisations.