MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Public Health

General

Program Description

This innovative distance learning Public Health MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert allows you to benefit from the world-renowned teaching of King’s College London wherever you are. The course is taught by some of the world’s leading public health academics at the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, one of the largest and most successful centres for research & education in the UK which has helped shape clinical guidelines and government policy. It has unparalleled expertise and is home to thriving pure, translational and clinical research courses in health and social care, global health and mental health.

The course is taught 100% online, meaning you can advance your education without taking a break from work or other commitments. There are six entry points across the year, allowing you maximum flexibility.

“The course offers a wide range of topics in the public health field, making it suitable to people from a variety of backgrounds. Despite focusing on a range of topics, it is amazing how much in-depth knowledge you can gain from each module, knowledge that is essential in my day to day work.” Ann, Master of Public Health student.

Studying the distance learning Public Health course at King’s is suitable for:

  • Public Health professionals looking for career progression
  • Health professionals looking to specialise in Public Health
  • Professionals looking to change career
  • Clinicians wanting to work in academia
  • Graduates seeking further education
  • Those seeking employment in health and social care

Entry requirements: Normally a 2:1 bachelor’s degree. Visit the programme page for more details. All King's College London (online) programmes are taught in English.

The advantages of distance learning

  • 100% online course allows you to access King’s world-renowned teaching from anywhere in the world.
  • Multiple entry points across the year allow you to fit learning around your other commitments, all you need is a computer and an internet connection.
  • The modular programme allows you to study at a pace that suits you while you work, saving you having to take a break from your career.

Learn more about the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

King’s Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine is one of the largest and most successful centres for research and education in the UK. They strive to develop innovative approaches to teaching, training and research that have a global impact on human health and wellbeing.

Course detail

The MSc in Public Health provides a generic and comprehensive study pathway. However, students may wish to specialise within a specific context of public health, global health or mental health.

The Global Health pathway aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the issues and dynamics informing Global Health and the provision of Public Health. This will be provided by King’s Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships whose multi-professional group of clinicians, academics and policy experts have strong links with health programmes in Somaliland, Sierra Leone and Zambia.

The Mental Health pathway aims to provide students with a critical understanding of mental health and the role of Public Health in preventing mental illness and promoting mental well-being. This module is taught by the world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Europe’s largest centre for postgraduate education in its field.

Teaching

This modular course is delivered entirely online allowing students to manage their study time alongside other life commitments. Students will be taught and assessed using a variety of innovative methods designed for distance learning by instructional designers and learning technologists. Teaching will be delivered through video lectures, webinars, discussion boards and other interactive methods.

Assessment will be made through coursework essays and reports, critical appraisals of published work, self-directed learning activities and other methods tailored for online learning.

Career prospects

This course will be suitable for those wanting to move into or progress their careers in public health. Students who have studied on the Public Health master’s at King’s have gone on to work in the following roles:

Health Informatics Specialist. Healthcare Administrator. Epidemiologist. Research Analyst. Public Health Project Manager. Health and Safety Engineers. Air Pollution Analyst. Disaster Management Specialist. Environmental Inspector. Assistant of Public Health Professor. Bioterrorism Researcher. Chief Medical Officer. Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist. Chronic Disease Management Coordinator. Childbirth Health Educator. Health Commissioner. Health Administrator. Health Facilities Surveyor. Health Unit Coordinator. Medical Writer. Outreach Educator. Occupational Health Worker.

Testimonials

My work life is extremely busy. I travel a lot and also need to spend time at home with my family. I knew I had to juggle these and somehow fit the course in between other commitments. Whether you’re at home or work, you can get access to the course anytime. This course is designed in a way that fits my work and personal life, which is why I chose it.

- Salio, King's Online student

Key information

  • Duration: MSc: minimum 2 years, maximum 6 years; PGDip: minimum 16 months, maximum 4 years; PGCert: minimum 8 months, maximum 3 years.
  • Study mode: Online/Distance learning
  • Awarding institution: King's College London
Last updated May 2019

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