MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion

Swansea University

Program Description

MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion

Swansea University

This course aims to:

  • enable students to gain theoretical knowledge in relation to public health and health promotion, research and practice insight
  • completion to MSc level further enables the student to complete a primary research study of relevance to public health and health promotion

The course is mapped to the National Occupational Standards, Public Health Career Framework and contributes to the attainment of a practitioner and/ or specialist public health status (UKPHR).

Key Features

Teaching and Employability:

  • students will be able to critically evaluate theoretical and philosophical perspectives underpinning public health and health promotion
  • develop students’ research knowledge and skills in research methods, utilizing evidence and disseminating research findings to inform public health and health promotion practice
  • a unique advantage of the programme is its application to practice and the inclusion of practice observation

Description

This course focuses on public health and health promotion and is both research-led and practice driven.

The course develops students’ skills to provide students with relevant health information and the skills necessary to achieve change and to influence health policy at all levels.

The programme covers historical background, current developments and future direction potentials of relevance in health and innovation in public health and health promotion practice.

A particular strength of the course is the short observation placement module, enabling students to experience an area of practice interest as part of their development.

Students also undertake a primary research study as a requirement for completion of MSc qualification.

Entry Requirements

  • a relevant degree at 2.1 or above
  • an equivalent recognized qualification and/ or two years of relevant employment with evidence of educational/professional achievement.
  • international students will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University-approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.

How To Apply

Applicants are encouraged to click apply online as this will make it easier to track their progress.

International students should visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/ or email study@swansea.ac.uk

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £6,850 £14,650
MSc Part-time £3,450 £7,350
MSc Part-time £2,300 £4,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Students are likely to encounter additional costs at university. These can include, amongst others:

  • buying stationery and equipment, such as USB sticks, etc.
  • printing and photocopying.
  • binding of research projects/ dissertations.
  • travel to and from placement and subsistence whilst there.

Please note there are no other mandatory additional costs beyond the above specified for this course.

Who should apply?

This course focuses on public health and health promotion and is both research-led and practice driven.

The course develops students’ skills to provide students with relevant health information and the skills necessary to achieve change and to influence health policy at all levels.

It covers historical background, current developments and future direction potentials of relevance in health and innovation in public health and health promotion practice.

A particular strength of the course is the short observation placement module, enabling students to experience an area of practice interest as part of their development.

Students also undertake a primary research study as a requirement for completion of MSc qualification.

Course Structure

Full-time students will study two days a week (Wednesdays and Fridays) from October to April and dissertations submitted in September of the same year. Part-time students will study one day a week (Wednesdays in the first year, Fridays in the second year) over two years, and dissertations are submitted in September of the third year. All modules are core and therefore required to be successfully passed, there are no optional modules available in this programme.


Assessment

The course assessment is designed to promote employability and purposely uses different strategies to address the diversity of employability requirements for Public Health & Health Promotion Practice.

The eight modules in Part One are assessed separately over one or two years with a pass mark of 50%. Students leaving the course at the end of Part One and who have been successful in the assessment strategy will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits).

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) may be awarded to students who meet the criteria but are not eligible for the Diploma award.

Students must pass all assessments to proceed to Part Two the dissertation stage (60 credits). Those successfully completing the dissertation will receive an MSc at pass, merit or distinction according to marks obtained.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 25, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
14,650 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £6,850 - Part-time UK/EU Fees: £3,450
Information
Deadline
July 31, 2019
Locations
United Kingdom - Swansea, Wales
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline July 31, 2019
End date Aug. 1, 2022
Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Swansea, Wales
Application deadline July 31, 2019
End date Aug. 1, 2022