Taught course

Public Health

University of Salford · School of Health Sciences

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. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). This course is suitable for should you want to develop an understanding of public health problems and intelligently appraise the debates over contemporary public health issues. Applicant profile: We are looking for applicants who are passionate about working towards improving public health and reducing health inequalities.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Public Health at Salford:

  • Gain a public health qualification that explores the social determinants of health
  • Learn the skills which matches the Public Health Skills and Career Framework(2008) and Faculty of the UK Royal College of Physicians skills frameworks
  • Develop a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to public health.

Course Summary

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; contemporary global public health issues, and work, health and wellbeing.

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 inot the expertise and skills of our partners, who include external public health practitioners and research staff from across the University.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this. If your current English language qualification is below this level, you may be able to take one of the many pre-sessional English courses.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £6,300

Part-time £6,300 (£2,625 for year one and two, £1,050 for dissertation year)

Full-time International £12,800

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £6,425

Part-time £2,675 for year one

Full-time International £13,050

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

There are also other sources of funding available to you.

For more information please see our funding section

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months


part time
9 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646