This academic course gives you the opportunity to explore in-depth public health issues with public health academics, researchers and practitioners. It reflects local, national and international Public Health agendas and you will have the opportunity to focus your assignment work on your own specific public health-related interests.
You’ll learn about epidemiology and critical evaluation techniques to identify what influences the health of national and international populations and use these methods to determine their health status and needs.
Units in Public Health Management Strategies and Health Promotion & Partnership Working will enable you to formulate your own health solutions, consider the role and function of partnership working to improve public health, as well as critically evaluate health strategies.
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. As such, we welcome practitioners and professionals from a range of backgrounds, not necessarily in healthcare. Students studying Public Health have come from backgrounds such as doctors, teachers, nurses, midwives and community public health workers.
“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
Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
MSc: Typically 1 year full-time, or 3 years part-time.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. Experience or insight into related work/study/research is usually required.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.