Study the many interrelated factors that have an impact on infant, child and family health with our Master’s degree in Child Public Health.
You will explore the evidence base underpinning current public health policy relating to children aged 0-11 in the UK and internationally, covering topics including perinatal health, nutrition and immunisations.
Your studies will take an integrated approach encompassing the biological, psychological and social influences affecting children’s long-term educational and emotional development and the public health policies and interventions that can support these.
Throughout your studies, you will refine critical research and analytical skills valued by employers and develop professional reflective practice techniques.
Why Child Public Health at Swansea?
Based on our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.
According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of the research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.
We have strong links with professional practice and academic research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.
Your Child Public Health Experience
Our academic staff are active in a wide range of research fields, including public health, psychology, sociology, midwifery, and child nursing, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and current policy and practice expertise.
You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).
Child Public Health Careers
Your postgraduate qualification in Child Public Health opens up a range of career opportunities in the public, private, and third sectors including:
- Children and young people’s services
- Local, national and international policy development
To apply for this course you will need:
- A UK 2.2 (or above) degree in a related discipline (for example nursing, midwifery, childhood studies, education, psychology, sociology, mental health)
- If you don’t have an undergraduate degree you should have significant relevant work experience (the admissions tutor will assess the appropriateness of this experience in relation to the programme)
- You may also be asked to attend an interview and you will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB, Check).
English language requirements: you will need to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.
Careers and Employability
Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
Our career support services include:
- Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
- Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
- Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
- Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
- Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.