Taught course

Public Health and Health Promotion

Institution
Brunel University London · Clinical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification such as health promotion, public health, allied health, health related studies, social sciences, biosciences, sport science and environmental health. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The overall aim of the MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion is for students to gain advanced skills, principles and knowledge in public health and health promotion whilst also developing a critical and multidisciplinary approach to the complexities of public health and health promotion challenges and possibilities.

The programme reflects the multidisciplinary nature of public health and health promotion and includes:

  • health promotion
  • global public health
  • health policy
  • politics, sociology
  • psychology, communication
  • advanced academic and research skills.

You will develop your knowledge in public health and health promotion as well as build your research skills.The programme has an active learning and research-led approach.

Aims

The MSc programme in Public Health and Health Promotion allows students to:

  • Investigate the scope and nature of contemporary public health and health promotion at the local, national and global levels, focusing on its development, current priorities and future challenges.
  • Explore the major determinants of health and explore ways to promote public health and health promotion that address social and economic inequalities, are culturally sensitive, and promote values of social justice.
  • Build knowledge and skills in reflective practice, research, communication, transferable skills and working in groups.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in the principles and complexities of using evidence, including researching, analysing and evaluating health information and policy.
  • Explore a multidisciplinary approach to public health and health promotion.
  • Examine ethical, political, societal and cultural dilemmas that arise in public health and health promotion.
  • Provide the opportunity to conduct an empirical research project in a contemporary issue associated with public health and health promotion.

Information for international students

Non English students should present evidence of having taken and passed a recognised English proficiency test; IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas). We welcome international students on the course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time
International students
£17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time

Postgraduate Loans: From 1 August 2016, students who live in England will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2016/17 of up to £10,000. Find out more

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).

Fees quoted are per annum and are subject to an annual increase.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months
distance learning
n/a months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation30 (18000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Wendy Martin
Email
health-studies-courses@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 268747