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Public Health Nottingham Trent University

Department name
Division of Criminology, Public Health and Policy Studies
Qualification, duration, mode
MA 12FT 24PT
Further qualification details
Modules are also available as part of continuing professional development (CPD).
Months of entry
Entry requirements
An undergraduate degree (2.2 or above) in a related subject. Applicants without the standard entry requirements, will also be considered if they can provide additional evidence in their personal statement. English language requirements for international students can be found at
Information for International Students
As an international school, we are committed to enhancing our cultural and intellectual diversity. We therefore like to encourage applications from students across the world who feel we can offer them the educational opportunities they are seeking at postgraduate level.
Course description

Our MA Public Health course will allow you to develop an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and methodological aspects of the discipline. This course is taught from a social rather than a medical perspective.

Why choose this course?
It has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health.

The course focuses on the strategic and international aspects of public health, environment and sustainable development that are critical to effective multidisciplinary practice in these fields reflecting leading-edge, current developments.

Graduates will also be enthused about the potential to at as change agents within public health settings.

The programme provides the opportunity to engage with a wide and diverse curricula and modules may include:

  • Contexts of Health and Healing
  • International Politics if Health
  • Public Health, Sustainability and Community
  • Policy and Practice in Multidisciplinary Public Health
  • Critical Public Health
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Instead of the dissertation you may take the following two modules;

  • Professional Practice in Public Health
  • Research Project

Modules may also be taken as part of continuing professional development (CPD).

Delivery and assessment
Our MA Public Health course is delivered through lectures, workshops, group work and one-to-one supervision. You will receive support throughout your studies from committed and enthusiastic teaching staff who are also involved in research activity.

The course employs a varied assessment regime, which includes essays, reports, portfolio and presentations. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to design, implement and present a significant piece of research on a topic of your choice. As an alternative to the dissertation you can complete a ten-to-twelve week placement or internship and write a research project related to this experience.

Career development

Our MA Public Health cultivates intellectual and research skills, experience and knowledge suitable for effective practice in a wide range of multidisciplinary public health sectors.

You will be able to progress into policy, research and practice roles in the public, private or voluntary areas in the UK or internationally. For those already employed, the course provides transferable skills such as independent critical thought, analysis and evaluation, partnership working skills and self-directed learning, which may be applied back to your oganisation.


The School of Social Sciences is delighted to announce the availability of a number of competitive scholarships for our full-time and part-time Masters courses. To find out more visit

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School of Social Sciences
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+44 (0)115 848 4460
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