Taught course

International Health Promotion

University of Brighton · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary. For non-native speakers of English: Students whose first language is other than English must provide evidence of relevant levels of proficiency as recommended by the university for postgraduate study, ie IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in the other elements. Students with lower scores can enter through our extended masters programme (usually on the same visa), or register for pre-sessional English tuition. Further information at http://www.brighton.ac.uk/international. Other: Applications are accepted throughout the year and prospective candidates are usually interviewed by telephone or Skype. Early application is recommended, particularly for international students, as time needs to be allowed for the IELTS and visa requirements. Offers will be made depending on the following criteria: academic qualifications; professional experience; personal profile, and academic writing skills. Claims for the Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning will be considered up to a maximum of 30 level 7 credits. Degree and/or experience: Normally a good UK honours degree or equivalent recognised award from an overseas institution. Candidates with professional qualifications (eg nursing certificate) and/or directly relevant experience, and/or record of active involvement in civil society organisations will also be considered, although they will need to demonstrate ability to study and write at Level 7. English-speaking students from overseas are particularly welcome. For equivalent international qualifications Type your country here: We can help you meet our English language entry requirements For help meeting English language requirements contact our Language Institute. We can help you meet our academic entry requirements For help meeting academic entry requirements contact our International College. If you cannot find your country listed, please email admissions@brighton.ac.uk


Months of entry


Course content

The International Health Promotion MA critically explores the health issues and promotion needs of a diverse range of communities in the UK and globally.

The course will benefit you if you are a professional in any of a range of fields, including health and care professions, local authorities, and voluntary sectors. It gives you the opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree and improve your health promotion practice for personal or professional development.

The course has been designed to equip participants with skills to meet the internationally recognised core competencies in health promotion (Galway Consensus statement of 2011 http://www.iuhpe.org) and relevant components of the UK National Occupational Standards for the Practice of Public Health.

Masters graduates with appropriate work experience are entitled to apply for membership of the voluntary UK Public Health Register.

All of our courses are regularly reviewed to keep them up to date and relevant so that on graduation you will be fully equipped to work effectively in local, national and international contexts.

We are known for our flexible approaches to practice-based learning, with course durations and intensities that can be adapted to your individual needs and outside commitments.

A wide range of optional modules means you can create your own study programme to suit your professional or personal aspirations.

Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with specialist practice educators to ensure the provision of support and guidance both within the university and in practice.

We have a dedicated team of academic staff who are actively engaged in internationalising the nursing and midwifery curriculum.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international students who meet the entry requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
01273 644644