Why study MSc Public Health at BU?

  • Learn about epidemiology and critical evaluation techniques to identify what influences the health of national and international populations and determine their health status and needs
  • Formulate your own health solutions, consider the role and function of partnership working to improve public health, as well as critically evaluate health strategies
  • You’ll have the opportunity to focus your assignment work on your own specific public health-related interests
  • The course attracts students internationally, so you’ll study alongside students from across the world, sharing experiences and widening perspectives on public health issues
  • Choose to study full-time, part-time or take standalone units.  

Who is this course suited to? 

We welcome professionals from a range of backgrounds, not necessarily in healthcare – past students have included doctors, teachers, nurses, midwives and community public health workers.  

Public health involves multi-agency involvement and partnerships and the course is suited to those with interests such as public health, community development, housing, environment, health promotion, transport, environmental health, partnerships, quality improvement and epidemiology.

“My degree increased my knowledge in the fields of health promotion and partnership building, as well as giving me practical public health experience. This equipped me with the skills to open an NGO (the Dolphin Family Foundation) in Nigeria.”
Chiebere Ogbuneke, graduate

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


1 year full-time, or 3 years part-time.

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. 

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

For more information check out our full entry requirements.