About the Course

The overall aim of the MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion is for students to gain advanced skills, principles and knowledge in public health and health promotion whilst also developing a critical and multidisciplinary approach to the complexities of public health and health promotion challenges and possibilities.

The programme reflects the multidisciplinary nature of public health and health promotion and includes:

  • health promotion
  • global public health
  • health policy
  • politics, sociology
  • psychology, communication
  • advanced academic and research skills

The programme will develop your knowledge in public health and health promotion as well as build your research skills.

Another key feature of the MSc programme is an active learning and research-led approach to public health and health promotion and will provide you with an opportunity to conduct your own piece of empirical research.

Aims

investigate the scope and nature of contemporary public health and health promotion at the local, national and global levels, focusing on its development, current priorities and future challenges

  • explore the major determinants of health and explore ways to promote public health and health promotion that address social and economic inequalities, are culturally sensitive, and promote values of social justice
  • build knowledge and skills in reflective practice, research, communication, transferable skills and working in groups
  • develop knowledge and skills in the principles and complexities of using evidence, including researching, analysing and evaluating health information and policy
  • explore a multidisciplinary approach to public health and health promotion
  • examine ethical, political, societal and cultural dilemmas that arise in public health and health promotion
  • provide the opportunity to conduct an empirical research project in a contemporary issue associated with public health and health promotion.

Delivery mode

Lectures, Peer discussion, Tutorials, Workshops

Assessment mode

Coursework, Dissertation, Essays, Examination, Presentations

Prerequisites

Equivalent professional qualification, Undergraduate degree

Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 3PH