Taught course

Public Health

University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

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Entry requirements

As Public health is a multidisciplinary course, we accept a wide range of undergraduate degrees onto our MSc Public Health if they meet the entry criteria minimum of a 2.2.

In your personal statement, we expect you to show a strong interest in Public Health, and to describe any relevant work experience you have in the health field.

This might include current or past employment, voluntary work experience, undergraduate research projects or internships.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a postgraduate programme for health practitioners and professionals from the wider workforce who impact on public health. The course will develop your public health skills and establish an advanced knowledge base for your chosen field of public health practice, whether in the UK or internationally.

At Worcester our philosophy is to create and develop professionals who are able to lead and implement change in public health globally. To fulfil this aim, the modules include relevant theoretical and ethical concepts to encourage students to reflect critically on decisions that arise in the field of public health.

Key features

  • Public Health at Worcester is relevant to both the 'traditional' public health workforce and a wide range of 'allied' professionals seeking to enhance their ability.
  • Applicants from diverse backgrounds gain knowledge in a wide range of contemporary public health practices including the NHS, private health care, allied health sciences and third sector organisations.
  • The variety of modules on offer, enable students to choose either a broad based approach to public health, or to focus on UK practice, international public health or health and sustainability.

Information for international students

International applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in written English.

International students who do not meet the above criteria can apply to University of Worcester International College (UWIC) to undertake a course to prepare you for the MSc in Public Health.

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

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01905 855111