MSc Public Health
- Course duration: 12 months full-time (September starts), 15 months full-time (January starts), up to 2 years part-time.
- Start dates: September (Chelmsford only), January (Cambridge only).
- Teaching times: Wednesdays 9am-4pm (Chelmsford), Tuesdays 9am-4pm (Cambridge).
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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. Candidates who do not have a first degree, but have relevant work experience, may be able to gain access to the course by completing a Non Graduate Entry Profile demonstrating, and reflecting on, achievement of generic undergraduate learning outcomes through experiential learning
- If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
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Last updated March 7, 2016