Taught course

Public Health and Health Promotion

Institution
Robert Gordon University · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Typically you will have a degree/honours degree and a minimum of one year’s work experience in a health related industry or a professional qualification.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

At a time when strategies and policies for improving individual and population health are firmly on the agenda of governments globally, this course has been specifically designed to meet these challenges and demand from stakeholders and prospective students.

The importance of innovative approaches to health and social care has never been more critical with the widening inequalities gap, the continuing global financial crisis and climate change. The new public health approach has different characteristics from the old public health model and now includes prevention and promotion whilst giving recognition of the social determinants of health. This course will allow you to develop the skills required to meet existing and emerging challenges locally, nationally and internationally.

You will explore the principles of health promotion and public health and address current issues in improving health and the prevention of disease including epidemiology. You will examine the impact of health inequalities and explore global health and health psychology and the principles of behaviour change.

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,160
International students
£11,120

For more information, visit http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/finance-and-scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24 months

Further details of qualification

The course will provide those working in health, health improvement, community health partnerships, local authority, social care and the voluntary sectors with a professional qualification that will enhance their career prospects and broaden their understanding and skills in health improvement and health promotion.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgoffice@rgu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 26 2209