Taught course

Public Health (Online Delivery)

University of South Wales · Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

Entry requirements

Applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a science based subject and will have some evidence of public health study including epidemiology and/or statistics. Applicants will typically be working within Public Health or have an interest in Public Health (students will need to reflect on their learning and so being able to apply knowledge learnt into practice is required). Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.

In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

English Language Requirements

Proficiency in the English Language is also essential to completing our courses. If English is NOT your first language, we ask for proof of competency during the application process. We are able to accept an IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 for each band) or an equivalent qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

With an expanding population and increased life expectancy, along with factors like climate change and unhealthy lifestyles, there is a need to protect communities and prevent disease and ill health.

Our course in Public Health will help students understand the issues that surround public health and develop the problem solving and leadership skills necessary to tackle them.

This course is suitable for HCPs and graduates with an interest in public health – this could include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, policy makers and those in the public sector, such as police and fire service.

This online course is run with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc. Successful completion of the course will improve the knowledge and skills needed to assess and improve Public Health.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Diploma MSc