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Health Promotion and Public Health PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Jordanstown Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Health Promotion and Public Health attracts students from a wide range of disciplines and from different nationalities. It prides itself on its inclusive approach. Whether you are contemplating a career within the expanding field of health promotion and public health or want to take your career to the next level, the PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Health Promotion and Public Health will enhance your prospects. On completion of the MSc there will be the potential for you to be able to apply to become a registered public health and/or health promotion practitioner. Extensive links between employers and academic staff attempt to ensure that the course content is relevant to contemporary public health practice.

The course is structured around four taught modules and the completion of a MSc Project.

The modular structure of the course:

  • Addresses the emerging needs and global public health challenges to protect and improve the health and well-being of populations
  • Using an evidence-based approach, provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand how to assess needs, plan, implement and evaluate public health and health promotion interventions/strategies
  • Incorporates public health and knowledge frameworks into learning
  • Provides students with public health research skills, including statistics and epidemiology
  • Incorporates work-based learning. Students spend time in a public health setting to enable them to relate theoretical concepts to practical situations within the field of public health.

Health promotion and public health are no longer viewed as the responsibility of only those working in health. This course will prepare you for a public health career in a broad range of policy, practice or academic settings. Students have obtained employment in statutory, voluntary, charity, private and community organisations as well as in government and academic institutions. Students will also achieve PgDip and PgCert awards during this course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,910per year

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

University information

Ulster University

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  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 58 8

    2nd out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    129 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    118 92%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%


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