Taught course

Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

Standard entry: A good honours degree in any discipline.

Non-standard entry: If you do not have a good honours degree, your programme leader will take into account relevant professional qualifications (e.g. Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Youth and Community, Health Promotion, Environmental Health) and experience.

You must satisfy the programme team of your ability to study at Masters level by demonstrating appropriate, equivalent skills in the workplace, e.g. responsibility for report writing. Individual assessments of suitability for postgraduate level study will be conducted by the programme team. You may need to submit evidence, e.g. a portfolio of written and other work.

This course will only run subject to minimum numbers.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each component). Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence.

If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance.

Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application.

In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Study for a Masters at Liverpool John Moores University’s renowned Public Health Institute. This well-established Public Health MSc offers a research-informed learning environment which reflects the latest sector developments.
  • Masters degree available to study full time (one year) and part time (two years)
  • Develop knowledge and skills aligned to the Public Health Training Curriculum and The Public Health Skills and Career Framework
  • Study at LJMU's world renowned Public Health Institute
  • Benefit from the research-led content of this longstanding programme
  • Enjoy a flexible approach to study and network with full and part time students from differing backgrounds
  • Look forward to career opportunities in local authorities, the health sector, voluntary sector, private sector or research
  • Support and guidance for placement learning
  • This course will only run subject to minimum numbers

Attracting students from a variety of backgrounds, this course prides itself on its inclusive approach, bringing together different disciplines and enabling you to learn from your peers as well as course tutors.

You will explore population health from a number of perspectives, enhancing your understanding of the people and processes involved in promoting public health and reducing health inequalities.

You will learn how the social determinants of health underpin our theoretical understanding of health and health inequalities.

The course has a flexible approach to learning with full and part time study options available. Many modules are stand-alone CPD courses, helping you to study at your own pace and plan your education around your work and family life.

With an emphasis on guided independent learning, you can expect to attend University two days a week (full time) or one day a week (part time). You can, however, spread your learning over a longer period if required.

On joining the course you will be appointed a personal tutor who will provide academic and pastoral support. You will also have at least one supervisor for the duration of your dissertation module.

Formal Teaching takes place in Tithebarn Street which is part of the city centre campus. This vibrant location offers everything you could possibly need during your studies. Tutorial space is also available in the Henry Cotton building

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090