MA in Public Health

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

Program Description

MA in Public Health

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

Graduates of this master's course will be enthused about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings. They will also be able to bring an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues to bear on the discipline. Graduates will also be able to adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and future careers.

This course has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health.

Taught from a social rather than a medical perspective, it focuses on the strategic and international elements of public health, environment and sustainable development that are critical to effective multidisciplinary practice in these fields reflecting leading-edge, current developments.

The programme provides the opportunity to engage with a wide and diverse curricula including:

  • sustainable development
  • social determinants of health
  • politics
  • ethics
  • international public health.

It is suitable for recently qualified graduates or those already in employment.

Graduates of this Master's course will:

  • be inspired about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings
  • bring an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues to bear on the discipline
  • adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and future careers.

Continuing professional development

You can pursue individual modules as part of continuing professional development activity (CPD) with the opportunity to progress through Certificate, Diploma or Masters levels if you so wish.

Your future career in public health

The course cultivates intellectual and research skills, experience and knowledge suitable for effective practice in a wide range of multidisciplinary public health sectors. You will be equipped to progress into policy, research and practice roles in the public, private or voluntary arenas in the UK or internationally. For those already employed it provides transferable skills such as independent critical thought, analysis and evaluation, partnership working skills and self-directed learning.

Volunteering opportunities

You may also have the opportunity to become involved in volunteering opportunities via a project currently running in Uganda. This will provide you with excellent practical experience and transferrable skills which you can apply within future careers.

Entry requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related subject.
  • Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences in the multidisciplinary public health territory (e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience - either paid or unpaid) and knowledge and skills would enable them to study this course at master's level in their Personal Statement.

Fees and funding

For information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 13, 2016
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