MSc Public Health

Course Description

The MSc Public Health degree will develop your management competencies and research techniques, equipping you to develop your career as a health professional. This programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to address public health challenges through research and practice.

It reflects local, national and international public health agendas, and provides the opportunity to explore public health issues in depth with academics, researchers and practitioners.


Basic Epidemiology
Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy
Issues in Public Health
Principles of Social Research
Environment, Health & Sustainable Development
Foundations for Health Promotion
Global Health
Health Policy, Process & Power
Health Services
Introduction to Health Economics
Research Methods
Public Health Project

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the MSc Public Health, an applicant must:


hold a first degree at Second Class Honours (2:2) in a relevant discipline, or a degree in medicine or have relevant professional experience or training which is judged by the Admissions Committee to be equivalent to a Second Class Lower Honours degree or above.

Assessment and feedback

You’ll be assessed through:

  • coursework
  • reports
  • presentations



What You’ll Learn

This course is designed to give you a systematic understanding of your specialist field of public health. You will gain a comprehensive range of techniques applicable to your own research. You will also gain a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge, developing a range of transferable skills essential to a career in public health. Your dissertation is a self-directed, core module of independent research and is undertaken with the guidance of a supervisor.


From 12 months