MSc Public Health
The MSc in Public Health is a challenging and rewarding programme designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to public health for students who intend to pursue careers in public health practice, management and/or research at local, national and/or supranational levels.
The core focus of the programme is on improving the health and wellbeing of populations, preventing health problems before they occur and reducing inequalities in health. It offers a cutting-edge knowledge and skills base in the principles and methods of public health and a creative and supportive learning environment. It explores a broad range of contemporary public health issues, supported by leading experts in the field of public health as well as the experiences of other students sharing diverse experiences from a range of public health systems around the world.
This programme is composed of nine mandatory modules and is designed as a progressive process where the modules collectively work together to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding required by the modern public health practitioner, whether that be as an epidemiologist, health promoter, leader or researcher.
- Duration: 2-3 years
- Study mode: Online learning
- Tuition fees: £12,635
- Financing: up to 60% scholarship
- Cost of your studies: From £5,054
Postgraduate Certificate Level
- Principles of Public Health
- Health Promotion
Postgraduate Diploma Level
- Research Methods: Evidence-based Practice in Public Health
- Health Economics
- Health Protection
Postgraduate Award Level
- Public Health Leadership
- Research Project 1: Global Health
- Research Project 2: Proposal Design and Dissemination
The University of Suffolk is committed to ensuring an inclusive approach to people aspiring to higher education and aims to provide higher education to anyone with the potential to benefit. The Office of Admissions takes into account all aspects of each candidate’s profile: academic, professional and personal, with a view towards admitting all those who are eligible for higher education, show strong potential and determination for career success and can contribute to a rewarding, collective educational experience.
The entry requirements for postgraduate admission are:
- An accredited UK Honors degree with minimum 2.2 classification or international equivalent. Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered.
- Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
- English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification. Students who do not acquire the above-mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
- Personal Statement (minimum 500 words)
- Up to date CV
- Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating the referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.
Applications from nonstandard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.
Recognized Prior Learning
Students who hold a recognized UK Level 7 related qualification or have completed related postgraduate modules at an accredited institution and wish to gain advanced standing into a postgraduate programme may apply for RPL (Recognized Prior Learning) provided that the learning outcomes of their award satisfy those of the equivalent levels of the master’s programme for which they seek admission. The recognition and hence transferability of credits are subject to the University of Suffolk’s RPL policy and require the submission of official transcripts and module descriptions.
By submitting an application form and the supporting documentation, a student declares that the information supplied on the form or otherwise in connection with their application is complete and correct and that the giving of false or incomplete information or submission of falsified or fraudulent qualifications/transcripts may lead to the refusal of the application or suspension or expulsion from the programme (without refund) if such fraudulent documentation is revealed subsequent to admission.