Taught course

Applied Public Health

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold an initial degree in a discipline relating to health or the determinants of health. However, candidates with other relevant qualifications will be considered, particularly if they are able to meet the 'relevant experience' criterion below. All candidates must normally be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years experience in a relevant setting. The applied nature of the programme and the emphasis on critical reflection requires candidates to have relevant experience on which they can reflect and develop their studies.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme focuses on the application of the key principles of multidisciplinary public health practice to the breadth of issues that form the scope of 21st Century public health. The programme is intended to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, developing their knowledge, skills and competencies, with the aim of producing reflective public health practitioners. There is a strong emphasis on students own practice, and students are encouraged to base on the issues and situations they face in their own field.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of public health practitioners, professionals and volunteers working to achieve improvements in the wider determinants of health. The programme is aimed at anyone with an interest in improving the full range of determinants of health. It is closely mapped to the Public Health Skills & Career Framework, National Occupational Standards for Public Health, and the UK Public Health Practitioner Standards.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

Postgraduate Scholarships available:


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Alistair Tomlinson
+44 (0)29 2020 1528