Welcome to BU's Centre for Public Health. Our main goal is to help people live better lives, for longer. Central to this, and the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) ‘One Health’ agenda, is public health. 

Led by Professor Ann Hemingway, the Centre for Public Health sits between the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science & Technology. It builds on the the excellent work of the current BU Public Health Team, with further alignment across the areas of environmental science, psychology and technology.

The work of the Centre spans across disciplinary research and education and local, national and international activity, with a particular focus on:

  • Reducing inequality
  • Climate change
  • Lived experience and co-production
  • Nature and health.

Discover more about how we help people live better, for longer Explore Dorset LEP’s ‘One Health’ agenda

MSc Public Health

The Masters in Public Health is led by public health experts from our Centre for Public Health at BU complemented by subject specialists from across the university,  and accepts full and part time students and international and UK students (units are also available as CPD) please see the link on the right. The course focuses on reducing inequalities in health and climate change in an international and UK context and enables students to develop critical analytical skills and mastery of public health specialist knowledge and skills to enable them to succeed in practice, policy and research contexts.

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