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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    15 months

Course summary

The MSc in Applied Public Health is an innovative course which provides a relevant and engaging learning experience for anyone whose work includes some responsibility for the determinants of health. The course has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals working to achieve improvements in health. It aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop the skills required to meet existing and emerging challenges in public health.

This postgraduate course covers a range of public health disciplines including health improvement, health protection, research methods, healthy settings, media and communication, epidemiology and global, international, national and local issues relating to public health. There is a strong emphasis on appropriate tools and techniques, evidence-based approaches and the application of theory to public health practice.

Assessment

Assessments are designed to have real world relevance and include briefing papers, presentations, poster presentations, press releases, project management, etc. The assessment strategy includes course work and assignments, generally with a focus on practice related competencies and skills. The assessment philosophy encourages the development of transferable skills in public health. The course work and assignments have been developed in a real-world context to facilitate the production of assessed work which, as far as is practicable, is directly relevant to the workplace and thereby maximises the dissemination of public health knowledge.

Opportunities

There are many opportunities for individuals with qualifications in applied public health. These include career advancement of practitioners already working in public health and may facilitate progression toward the requirements for registration as a Specialist Practitioner in Public Health. Public health work experience opportunities are also available to students undertaking this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 57 3

    35th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    137 62%

    29th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%

    5th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%

    33rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    28th

    7

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