Taught course

Applied Public Health

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

You’ll normally be expected to hold an initial degree (at least a 2:1 classification) in a discipline relating to health or the broad range of determinants of health (which could be anything from planning to biomedical science, sociology to nutrition)​. However, other qualifications of an appropriate level can also be suitable for admission, particularly if you are able to demonstrate significant experience in a relevant setting.

Months of entry


Course content

​This programme focuses on applying the key principles of multidisciplinary public health practice to the breadth of 21st Century public health challenges. Our aim is to develop reflective public health practitioners capable of designing, implementing and evaluating community-focussed public health interventions – in Wales, the UK and internationally.

Key features of the programme include:

  • Assessments that you can tailor to your own interests, experiences and practice – applying public health skills to the issues you are dealing with or most interested in
  • A focus on the skills needed for effective public health practice, wherever you work – designed to meet UK professional public health standard, recognised and applicable around the world
  • Personalised academic and professional development support – we'll work with you on a one-to-one basis to help you identify your strengths and opportunities to develop, future personal and professional goals and how you can achieve them

The programme is aimed at anyone with an interest in improving the full range of social, economic and environmental determinants of health: for example, people working in education, health promotion, housing, transport, leisure, environmental health, community development, health & wellbeing partnerships, planning, social services, school nursing, and health visiting (not an exhaustive list!). We welcome applicants from all sectors: public, private and the voluntary & independent sector. The programme retains an international focus, addressing public health issues faced around the world, as well as in Wales and the UK.

Information for international students

If you first language is not English, you must normally be able to demonstrate, on entry, English Language proficiency at or equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 6.0.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
12-24 months


full time
12 months
part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Alistair Tomlinson (Programme Leader)
+44 (0)29 2020 1528