Taught course

Public Health

University of Southampton · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Second-class honours degree, or equivalent undergraduate degree from an approved university, or relevant professional experience in nutrition, dietetics or other biomedical or health sciences ; English language: IELTS 7.0 or equivalent for speakers of other languages

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This programme will prepare you for a challenging rewarding career to improve the health of individuals and communities. You will develop essential skills in epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methods, medical statistics and health improvement and in devising effective public health programmes.
We offer pathways in intelligence, global health and nutrition, to equip you for professional practice in these specialisms. We draw on the professional experience from academic researchers and practitioners from across the University, including medicine, social sciences, demography, geography and law. Accreditation: International Union for Health Promotion and Education (MSc PH) and UK ssociation for Nutrition (MSc PH(N)). Available full-and part-time and as a PG Dip and PG Cert.
Core modules:
  • Epidemiology;
  • Medical Statistics and Qualitative Methods for Public Health;
  • Enabling Change for Health Improvement;
  • Development and Implementation of Policies and Strategies Public health programme: Advanced Statistical Methods for Epidemiology;
  • Communicable Disease Control;
  • Developing Public Health Practice;
  • Food Systems;
  • Health Care Organisation and Evaluation;
  • Health Economics;
  • Population, Poverty and Policy;
  • Public Health, Law and Ethics.

Nutrition pathway: Assessment of Nutritional Status; Food Systems; Nutrition in Harsh Environments Intelligence pathway: Core skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS); GIS for Analysis of Health; GIS for Healthcare Management.

Global Health pathway: Critical Issues in Global Health: Concepts and Case Studies; Demographic Methods 1; Methods and Analysis of Global Health Trends and Differentials.

For further information, please see our website.

Fees and funding



Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
12-36 months


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

023 8059 4408