Taught course

Public Health and Wellbeing

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

You need:

  • an honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject
  • a supporting statement

A clinical background is not necessary and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds in the arts, humanities or sciences. Any work experience related to public health or knowledge of the public health system is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you care about promoting and protecting population health? Do you want to help individuals and communities improve their health and wellbeing? This course aims to give you the knowledge to help you understand the impact that financial, social and environmental circumstances have on the health of people.

We welcome students from a variety of vocational and professional backgrounds, and you will study in a supportive, enjoyable learning environment.

The course places a particular focus on the health of individuals, families and communities. This focus is given an effective foundation by a team of lecturers who have experience of working in the UK and international public health.

Throughout the course you will be exposed to the issues that affect public health and wellbeing. You will work to identify the risk factors such as obesity, smoking and disease, which effect peoples’ health and learn how to minimise these risks.

You will also gain the essential knowledge and skills to plan, deliver and evaluate health promotion interventions helping ensure everyone has a chance to live long, fulfilling and healthy lives.

Importantly, your studies will help to strengthen your management and leadership skills, which are essential for working in a public health role.

You can expect to study with students from a range of work backgrounds, including, but not limited to:

  • general nurses
  • mental health nurses
  • midwives
  • people in the health and fitness industry
  • people working with local authorities
  • sexual health workers
  • voluntary workers
  • youth workers

The course content has been developed with professional relevance in mind, and you will learn from highly skilled staff, many of whom conduct advanced research in their specialist areas. This will ensure that your period of study is both challenging and rewarding.


  • Public Health Perspectives
  • Public Health Policy
  • Measuring Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Leadership for Public Health
  • Research Methods
  • Global Public Health
  • Dissertation.

One optional module:

  • Promoting Sexual Health
  • Nutrition for Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Health Impact Assessment (this module is in development and therefore subject to viability).

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Information
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