Taught course

Public Health

Institution
University of Southampton · Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate second-class honours degree, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, or relevant professional experience in nutrition, dietetics or other biomedical or health sciences.

The programme is also open to undergraduate medical students who wish to intercalate during their medical studies, who must have successfully completed at least three years of their medical degree and achieved 60% or above in all their Year 3 assessments.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Southampton’s flexible, full-time or part-time MSc Public Health programme will train you in all aspects of public health, with optional pathways specialising in nutrition, intelligence (working with information), global health and management. The course is designed for graduates or experienced health professionals who want to develop their knowledge of public health and/or learn new skills. You will be taught by our expert academic staff with a focus on professional practice, equipping you for a successful career in the public or private sector, or a role as an academic researcher. Our flexible postgraduate programme offers you the option of tailoring your learning to suit your needs. You can choose from studying single modules, a PG Certificate, a PG Diploma or the full MSc, and we have full time and part time study options.

As a public health professional, you will be required to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based programmes to improve health and wellbeing, using core competences from epidemiology and social sciences.

Based at one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals – University Hospital Southampton – you will gain essential skills in epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methods, medical statistics, health improvement and in devising effective public health programmes.

Our MSc Public Health is accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education and the MSc Public Health pathway in nutrition is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£18,812

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
publichealth@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)23 80594408