Taught course

Public Health

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in written English.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Through this new award, we aim to create professionals who can lead and implement change in public health across the world stage.

Essential Info
It supports the development of public health practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds, who work in government and non-government organisations in the UK and internationally.

The curriculum aims to develop responsive, innovative and creative professionals who can negotiate, plan, implement and evaluate policy and practice initiatives, and successfully address wide-ranging public health issues that arise in diverse cultures, settings and environments. As such, modules are designed to reflect the sequence of public health methods and processes implemented in the field.

The programme's learning outcomes are founded on those required by the UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework, Faculty of Public Health and the National Occupational Standards for Public Health. This programme has been supported by Public Health Wales through their committed representation and involvement in its development.

Please note that this programme will not lead to registration on any professional register but can significantly contribute towards preparation for Part A of the Faculty of Public Health examinations.

"I was well supported in my studies. I am now able to tackle challenges and convince policy makers and higher authorities where I feel we need change for improvement." - Narcisa Nyoni, MSc Public Health.

What You Will Study
You will study the following modules:

Evidence-based Public Health
Sustainable Public Health
Promoting Health in Diverse Environments
Effective Prioritisation
Health Promotion and Social Marketing
Optional Module
How You Will Study
The programme will be delivered using a blended learning approach, which includes lectures and group work to encourage critical skills. You will also be expected to manage your own enquiry-based learning. Other methods include use of electronic sources such as our online learning environment. Learning alongside students from a wide range of disciplines and from other countries will ensure a rich learning environment concordant with contemporary multi-disciplinary approaches to public health.

A range of assessment methods will be used, including poster and powerpoint presentations, academic assignments, production of management briefs, reflective accounts, a literature review and an epidemiology exam.

Possible Career Options
This award opens up a variety of employment opportunities in the UK and internationally, and across the public and voluntary sectors, eg, in schools, colleges and universities, advocacy organisations, international non-government organisations, consulting firms, local and national government organisations, health delivery organisations and community development organisations. There is also opportunity to work in global organisations such as the World Health Organisation.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
08455 194 787
01443 654 050