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Course summary

This course is likely to be attractive to both medical and non-medical graduates. Our range of modules will offer you excellent opportunities to develop your skills in areas such as epidemiology; policy development and analysis; leadership; and the collaborative and partnership working required to tackle determinants of health that transcend national boundaries. Why study this course with us? With the increasing emphasis on health protection, promotion and disease prevention, a variety of new career opportunities have been generated for people with a postgraduate qualification in public health. The Public Health Skills and Career Framework (UK) has been used to define and organise the core areas of knowledge and relevant skills into our five core modules. Thus, all of the key public health competency areas are embedded into the course. Even if your academic background is not directly in public health, we would encourage you to apply, particularly if you are working in the public health, social or community sectors in some capacity. The course is supported by a range of high-profile speakers who are all experts in their fields.

Assessment method

We will use a variety of assessment methods to assess your understanding. Formative assessment includes self- and peer assessment. Summative assessment includes the submission of essays, analysis of case studies, data analyses and oral presentations. You will have a minimum of 12 hours' taught contact each week, and you will be expected to complete up to 140 hours' independent study for each module.

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants should have an appropriate university degree or equivalent qualification. Alternatively, students with relevant experience may be able to apply through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route. Overseas applicants whose first language is not English will need to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent English language qualifications. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

Fees and funding

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Master of Public Health at University of Chester - UCAS