This 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.
The field of public health involves a variety of partners and agencies. 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.
It is also possible to study some units online to gain a PG Cert in Public Health (part-time).
“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 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
MSc: Typically 1 year full-time, or 3 years part-time. PG Cert: 1 year part-time
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject. Experience of public health working or similar work in a closely related field is normally required. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.