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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

PGDip students can gain a broad range of public health competencies and develop high level research skills so as to progress in public health settings.

About this course

This PGDip is for those who wish to pursue a career in public health in the UK and internationally with:

the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad)
local government
the voluntary sector
academic healthcare

A public health doctor must consider issues at many levels, including:

societal (eg health inequalities)
demographic (ageing and long term conditions)
cultural (eg changing public attitudes to health and wellness)
social (eg drug and alcohol abuse)

On the PGDip in Public Health, you will address these issues and others, with a range of advanced research skills, analyses, and interventions. You will study how to apply research findings to improve health and health services

The PGDip provides a broad-ranging preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health. Our teaching has been mapped against the Faculty’s competencies for public health practitioners to ensure that we continue to provide an excellent academic training.

The Institute is committed to undertake research and teaching to:

reduce health inequalities
address social injustice
improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally.

What you'll learn

Challenges in public health that may be covered include:

tackling and challenging health inequalities and other social determinants of health
the role of behavioural interventions in public health
public and patient engagement and involvement, and shared decision making
health systems and healthcare policy.

Your development

You can follow your interests and develop specialisms through the public health research project, which is developed in collaboration with our expert staff. You can choose from a wide range of projects put forward by our academics, or propose your own.

Projects vary and can involve:

primary data collection (quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)
secondary analysis of a wide range of available datasets
systematic review

You receive a thorough grounding in introductory and advanced research methods and are provided with regular research supervision throughout the course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,200overall cost

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 57 1

    13th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    135 61%

    32nd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    29th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    185 76%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    13th

    1

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