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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

On this course, you'll receive instruction in core public health skills including epidemiology, statistics and research methods. As well as giving you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of a range of topics; evidence-based public health and 21st Century Global Public Health Challenges. The focus of the curriculum is on the social determinants of health (which makes it unique among the other Greater Manchester universities).

This course aligns to the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (2016). In this regard, the course will equip you with the core skills you'll need to to effectively interpret and understand key areas of health research and how this can be used to inform and drive policy. You'll also learn how to use this insight to inform and drive public health.

During your time with us, you can tap into the expertise and skills of our partners, who include external public health practitioners and research staff from across the University. Whilst the programme does not include a placement, or work experience, students have the opportunity to work on external or internal applied research projects as part of their dissertation.

One of our strengths is the small class size (typically less than 30 students per year) which enables close liaison between students and the leading research staff who will be teaching and mentoring students.

The University of Salford’s School of Health and Society is an institutional member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).

You will:

  • Gain a public health qualification that explores the social determinants of health
  • Be exposed to a range of important issues that are recurrent in public health practice both nationally and globally
  • Develop a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based approach to public health

TEACHING

To accommodate different learning styles and prior student experiences, a combination of teaching and learning strategies are used throughout the course. These include: course comprises a structured teaching programme within which a variety of teaching methods will be used, to include lectures, case studies, individual and group work, independent learning, student-led presentations/discussions, seminars.

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Individual and groups work
  • Independent learning
  • Student-led presentations/discussions
  • Seminars

You will also have access to the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard, where you can tap into online resources including discussion boards and wikis.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment will be based on a variety of strategies to include:

  • Written assessments
  • Examinations
  • Project reports
  • Oral presentations
  • Research project/dissertation

CAREER LINKS

Lecturers on the MSc Public Health have close links with a range of national and international agencies and community partnership, most through research, with an ‘applied’ focus. Examples of these links include: The World Health Organisation’s Collaborating centre for Research in Oral Health in Deprived Communities; The Royal Society for Public Health; The NHS; Department of Health; Strategic Health Authority; and The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The benefits of these links to students include: research informed teaching; a strong applied focus to the programme; the opportunity to engage with key public health professionals and practitioners; and access to an exciting seminar series, including speakers of international renown.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,030per 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 Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 57 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    134 60%

    33rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    42nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    32nd

    17

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