Taught course

Public Health and Behaviour Change

Brunel Online

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally-recognised qualification in a subject such as health promotion, public health, allied health, health-related studies, social sciences, biosciences, sport science, and environmental health.

Non-native speakers of English need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • BrunELT 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Brunel’s MSc Public Health and Behaviour Change (online) has been designed to help ambitious professionals gain advanced skills and competencies in public health and health behaviour change. The course will help you acquire a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and solving contemporary public health and behaviour change challenges. You will obtain advanced knowledge of related areas including psychology and behavioural medicine, behaviour change theory and intervention development, epidemiology and research skills.

This fully online course has an active learning and research-led approach and gives you the opportunity to study with Brunel from anywhere in the world.

Course Content:

All Modules are worth 15 Credits.
  • Behaviour change & Intervention Design
  • Behavioural medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Public Health
  • Health and Society
  • Public Health leadership
  • Research methods
  • Theories of behaviour change
  • Research project - Dissertation (60 Credits)
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the scope and nature of contemporary Healthcare and overall wellness at local, national, and global levels.
  • Gain a deep awareness of the major determinants of health and learn how to promote wellness in a way that addresses social and economic inequalities and promotes values of social justice.
  • Grasp the academic knowledge and industry-relevant skills in reflective practice, research, communication, and learn to work in a dynamic team culture.
  • Understand the principles and complexities of using evidence, including researching, analysing, and evaluating health information and policy.
  • Appreciate the ethical, political, societal, and cultural dilemmas that arise in the health sector and social sector.
  • Gain a critical understanding of principles of leadership and the different strategies to influence others to enhance performance. Understand negotiation and mediation plans to address global, organisational or community challenges.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Brunel Online