Public Health MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 15/10/2018

This course has been designed to provide you with an integrated, coherent and multidisciplinary approach to public health activity. Our MSc Public Health places particular emphasis on advancing your critical awareness and problem solving skills in order to develop innovative, reflective and pro-active approaches to meeting challenging and complex health needs. Examples of our pro-active approach to teaching and learning include; the analysis of contemporary non-communicable health issues such as obesity, diabetes and mental health, as well as those linked with public protection such as infectious disease surveillance and control.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Voluntary Placement module available.
  • Flexible modules for Part Time study.

Additional

Information

Voluntary Placement module

You will have the opportunity to undertake a designated Voluntary Placement module and engage in a minimum of 50 hours of volunteering in a placement relevant to Public Health.

Course Details

Our MSc Public Health will be delivered by a range of teaching methods such as core lectures, group work, online activities, use of case studies and directed learning approaches. Shared learning with other professionals will be a focus of this course and you will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present-day public health practice.

Read more…

Careers

Career Opportunities

Public Health is a growing field of study, therefore there is an abundance of job opportunities to suit a variety of interests and skills. A Master’s degree will help your career advancement within a variety of organisations and professions such as health and social care, local authority, and voluntary organisations.

Our Public Health students develop excellent communication and analytical skills and have entered a diverse range of jobs, such as working as Vaccine Logistic Experts for UNICEF, Medical Consultants with the WHO, Governmental Public Health Researchers and Infection Control Practitioners. Students have also entered further study and are undertaking PhDs.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

If you do not have a first or second class honours degree but can demonstrate its equivalence in terms of experience relevant to the course, you may be able to access the course as an associate student. For more information regarding this please contact the course leader, Kirsty Mason.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Leading Public Health Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NURM009
    Core Module Y
  • Principles and Perspectives of Health Promotion (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NURM018
    Core Module Y
  • Epidemiology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLSM001
    Core Module Y
  • Research Methods - Philosophy and Study Design (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLSM004
    Core Module Y
  • Comparative Health Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLSM005
    Core Module Y
  • Professional Project (60 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: OTHM010
    Core Module Y
  • Substance Use and Misuse (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NURM002
    Core Module N
  • Therapeutic Communication Intervention (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NURM008
    Core Module N
  • Voluntary Sector Placement (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NURM029P
    Core Module N
  • Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PODM007
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

You will have the opportunity to undertake a designated Voluntary Placement module and engage in a minimum of 50 hours of volunteering in a placement relevant to Public Health. This course will also:

  • develop and enhance your current knowledge and skills regarding public health practice
  • extend and apply both your knowledge and practical skills to current circumstances
  • identify your learning needs and develop your independent learning skills to meet these needs
  • encourage inter-professional learning
Reading List
  • Although many of the books that you will need for your course will be available at no cost from the library, should you wish to purchase your own texts then the following would be suggested:
  • Health Promotion: Planning and Strategies (2015) 3rd edition - Jackie Green, Keith Tones, Ruth Cross and James Woodall - £28.00 (approximately)
  • Practical Health Promotion (2013) 2nd edition - (2013) 2nd edition John Hubley, June Copeman and James Woodall - £18.00 (approximately)
  • Essential Public Health: Theory and Practice (2012) 2nd edition - Stephen Gillam, Jan Yates, Padmanabhan Badrinath - £63.00 (approximately)

Student Stories

Jane Petch

“I came to the MSc Public Health with modules to carry across which the university managed without a problem. I was given support to return to studying the course by Kirsty Mason, as I took a break from study for two years. The MSc Public Health course was very supportive with all lecturers giving excellent feedback and advice so that you could improve. Learning was flexible with a mix of teaching methods and assessment which made for interesting learning. It was a real place of opportunity where the hard work and support from lecturers could lead to great things. The MSc Public Health has given me a love of research and study which enabled me to return to the job market.” 2016 MSc Public Health graduate

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £735 per 20 credit module for home and EU students

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 15/10/2018

  • This course has been designed to provide you with an integrated, coherent and multidisciplinary approach to public health activity. Our MSc Public Health places particular emphasis on advancing your critical awareness and problem solving skills in order to develop innovative, reflective and pro-active approaches to meeting challenging and complex health needs. Examples of our pro-active approach to teaching and learning include; the analysis of contemporary non-communicable health issues such as obesity, diabetes and mental health, as well as those linked with public protection such as infectious disease surveillance and control.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Voluntary Placement module available.
    • Flexible modules for Part Time study.
  • Our MSc Public Health will be delivered by a range of teaching methods such as core lectures, group work, online activities, use of case studies and directed learning approaches. Shared learning with other professionals will be a focus of this course and you will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present-day public health practice.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Voluntary Placement module

    You will have the opportunity to undertake a designated Voluntary Placement module and engage in a minimum of 50 hours of volunteering in a placement relevant to Public Health.

    • Career Opportunities

      Public Health is a growing field of study, therefore there is an abundance of job opportunities to suit a variety of interests and skills. A Master’s degree will help your career advancement within a variety of organisations and professions such as health and social care, local authority, and voluntary organisations.

      Our Public Health students develop excellent communication and analytical skills and have entered a diverse range of jobs, such as working as Vaccine Logistic Experts for UNICEF, Medical Consultants with the WHO, Governmental Public Health Researchers and Infection Control Practitioners. Students have also entered further study and are undertaking PhDs.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • If you do not have a first or second class honours degree but can demonstrate its equivalence in terms of experience relevant to the course, you may be able to access the course as an associate student. For more information regarding this please contact the course leader, Kirsty Mason.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Leading Public Health Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NURM009
      Core Module Y
    • Principles and Perspectives of Health Promotion (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NURM018
      Core Module Y
    • Epidemiology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLSM001
      Core Module Y
    • Research Methods - Philosophy and Study Design (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLSM004
      Core Module Y
    • Comparative Health Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLSM005
      Core Module Y
    • Professional Project (60 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: OTHM010
      Core Module Y
    • Substance Use and Misuse (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NURM002
      Core Module N
    • Therapeutic Communication Intervention (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NURM008
      Core Module N
    • Voluntary Sector Placement (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NURM029P
      Core Module N
    • Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PODM007
      Core Module N
      • Although many of the books that you will need for your course will be available at no cost from the library, should you wish to purchase your own texts then the following would be suggested:
      • Health Promotion: Planning and Strategies (2015) 3rd edition - Jackie Green, Keith Tones, Ruth Cross and James Woodall - £28.00 (approximately)
      • Practical Health Promotion (2013) 2nd edition - (2013) 2nd edition John Hubley, June Copeman and James Woodall - £18.00 (approximately)
      • Essential Public Health: Theory and Practice (2012) 2nd edition - Stephen Gillam, Jan Yates, Padmanabhan Badrinath - £63.00 (approximately)
    • Jane Petch

      “I came to the MSc Public Health with modules to carry across which the university managed without a problem. I was given support to return to studying the course by Kirsty Mason, as I took a break from study for two years. The MSc Public Health course was very supportive with all lecturers giving excellent feedback and advice so that you could improve. Learning was flexible with a mix of teaching methods and assessment which made for interesting learning. It was a real place of opportunity where the hard work and support from lecturers could lead to great things. The MSc Public Health has given me a love of research and study which enabled me to return to the job market.” 2016 MSc Public Health graduate

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £735 per 20 credit module for home and EU students

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour