Public Health, M.Sc.

  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Whether you are a podiatrist, a speech therapist or a nurse – if you work in any kind of clinical setting you will reach a point at which you cannot progress without some kind of additional training and demonstrable management competency.

The skills you will develop on this course will put you in a good position to progress in your career and take on leadership roles.

Whatever sector you are working in – the NHS, private health or social care services, community health organisations or a related commercial sector – you will benefit from studying in a superbly resourced environment which is producing research internationally recognised as being of the highest quality.

UEL’s Public Health MSc (and Health Science MRes) courses are unique in London – and matched nationally only by Newcastle University – in the way they enable you to develop the leadership and management qualities essential for working in the healthcare sector.

Your future career

This unusual and carefully tailored course will help you progress your career – by developing your research skills and by enhancing your managerial abilities. It will also encourage you to think broadly.

For example, while you are treating someone with an obvious ailment such as a broken arm, you might consider whether there are underlying mental health issues which brought about the injury.

This aligns with the growing emphasis in the health care sector on the integration health care services to meet complex health needs.

The Public Health MSc course offers you enhanced employability prospects within the public health sector. This may involve working as a public health specialist or as a practitioner within the directorates of public health in NHS Foundation Trusts or Clinical Commissioning Groups.

University of East London's graduates have returned to careers within NHS or other healthcare sectors with the skills required to take up new levels of responsibility. After completing this course you will be well placed to advance to senior roles, such as director of public health.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

This course is designed to give you a systematic understanding of your specialist field of public health, taking in the most up-to-the-minute research. 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.

The course as a whole is based on the principles of the multi-dimensional nature of health.

You will complete a dissertation, and four core modules – Research and Epidemiology for Health Professionals; Public Health: Theory and Practice; Public Health: Policy and Strategy and Health Promotion: Theory and Practice.

Your dissertation is a self-directed, semi-taught, core module of independent research and is undertaken with the guidance of a supervisor and supported by group sessions with the module leader.

Modules
  • Public Health (core)
  • Global Health (core)
  • Epidemiology (core)
  • Health Promotion(core)
  • Dissertation (core)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

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Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in a Health related subject.
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Applicants must have at least minimum of One year full-time professional experience in a health related subject.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12480 International
  • GBP 8640 EU/EEA

Part-time:

  • EU/EEA: £1,440 Per 30 credit module

Funding

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
From the academic year 2016/17, the Government will for the first time provide a loan for postgraduate Masters study. The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) will provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards Tuition Fees, living costs and other course costs.
Eligibility

Loans will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who:

  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course;
  • are most recently resident in England;
  • have not moved to England from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the course

Students may be eligible if they are an EU national or they have residency status as:

  • EEA or Swiss migrant worker
  • as a family member of any of the above or;
  • the child of a Swiss national
  • the child of a Turkish worker

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