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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Currently applications for the September intake of this course are only open to home students. Course Summary

  • Explore the links between policy, evidence and practice and address key questions in healthcare.
  • Learn how successful management requires development of critical approaches to theory, practice, and outcome measurement.
  • Develop knowledge in key competencies necessary to join the UK Voluntary Register for Public Health specialists.
If you work or want to work at an operational, managerial or strategic level in public health, this course is ideal. If you currently work in a public health role you can gain academic credit for work based learning in the Public Health Practice elective. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Networking opportunities Beyond the course, you have access to a wide range of developmental and professional events in the department and the wider university as well as volunteering and employment agencies. In addition, you're also supported to find work experience and are well supported by a comprehensive suite of career management services including interview training and networking opportunities. Applied learning Rather than a traditional lecture and seminar format, a variety of learning and teaching methods are used with an emphasis on peer learning and class participation. The course is taught by relatively small team and draws on guest speakers from a range of public health roles which may include GPs, Community Health Workers, policy makers and public health practitioners. You learn through
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • presentations
  • oral presentations
  • reports
  • essays
  • book reviews


Year 1 - Compulsory modules Foundations Of Epidemiology A Foundations Of Epidemiology B Health, Culture And Public Health Development Work Health Promotion Principles, Policy And Practice Inequality, Health And Poverty Infectious Disease And Long Term Conditions Public Health Evidence: Synthesis And Analysis Elective modules Public Health Nutrition Public Health Practice Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights Understanding Behaviour Final year - Compulsory modules Dissertation (Public Health)

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Entry requirements

Normally a degree or other qualification at an equivalent level plus experience in the field of public health or research. We are keen to encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Public Health at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS