Taught course

Public Health

Institution
University of Salford · School of Health and Society
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree – normally 2.2 or above, preferably in a health related subject.
  • An equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this course, you'll receive instruction in core public health skills including epidemiology, statistics and research methods. As well as giving you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of a range of topics; evidence-based public health and 21st Century Global Public Health Challenges. The focus of the curriculum is on the social determinants of health (which makes it unique among the other Greater Manchester universities).

This course aligns to the 9 key competencies of the UK Faculty of Public Health Curriculum. In this regard, the course will equip you with the core skills you'll need to to effectively interpret and understand key areas of health research and how this can be used to inform and drive policy. You'll also learn how to use this insight to inform and drive public health.

During your time with us, you can tap into the expertise and skills of our partners, who include external public health practitioners and research staff from across the University. Whilst the programme does not include a placement, or work experience, students have the opportunity to work on external or internal applied research projects as part of their dissertation.

One of our strengths is the small class size (typically less than 30 students per year) which enables close liaison between students and the leading research staff who will be teaching and mentoring students.

The University of Salford’s School of Health Sciences is an institutional member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
8 months

PGCert

part time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiries@salford.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 295 4545