Taught course

Public Health

GCU London · GCU London

Entry requirements

UK honours degree (or equivalent) In considering an applicant’s qualifications, the University’s guidelines for flexible entry will be taken into account. English Language Candidates whose normal medium of education and work has not been English, will normally be required to present evidence of competence in English as demonstrated by a pass at IELTS level 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5). Additional Information Candidates will be considered and encouraged to apply under the GCU Guidelines for Flexible Entry: Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If candidates do not have formal entry qualifications; applications will be considered from candidates having worked in and SME (small and medium enterprise) for one year or more or relative quantitative industry experience acquired over a minimum of three years.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This Master’s programme provides practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, understanding and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice.

Our programme is underpinned by world-leading research and a framework of social action, which is increasingly accepted as a means to reduce the enduring and currently widening inequalities in the experience of health, illness and wellbeing within and between countries. This framework aims to redress the balance between asset based approaches and the more traditional deficit approach.

The programme is aligned to the UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework which in turn maps to WHO international standards. Practitioners will consider modern theory and research alongside of current global strategies for health and development to improve the health and well-being of the population, prevent disease and minimise its consequences, prolong life and reduce inequalities in health.

Supported with a variety of teaching and learning approaches, our students engage in taught content through guided study, lectures from public health experts and participation in group work and seminars to encourage interaction. Lectures and seminars are also supported with online activity.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12-16 months

Course contact details

+44(0)203 369 3000