Course options

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Course summary

Reflecting local, national and international public health agendas, this academic course gives you the opportunity to explore in-depth public health issues with public health academics, researchers and practitioners. Why study MSc Public Health at BU?

  • Learn about epidemiology and critical evaluation techniques to identify what influences the health of national and international populations and determine their health status and needs
  • Formulate your own health solutions, consider the role and function of partnership working to improve public health, as well as critically evaluate health strategies
  • You’ll have the opportunity to focus your assignment work on your own specific public health-related interests
  • The course attracts students internationally, so you’ll study alongside students from across the world, sharing experiences and widening perspectives on public health issues
  • You will be able to apply for student membership of The Royal Society for Public Health
  • Choose to study full-time, part-time or take standalone units.
Who is this course suited to? We welcome professionals from a range of backgrounds, not necessarily in healthcare – past students have included doctors, teachers, nurses, midwives and community public health workers. Public health involves multi-agency involvement and partnerships and the course is suited to those with interests such as public health, community development, housing, environment, health promotion, transport, environmental health, partnerships, quality improvement and epidemiology.

Modules

You can study three units to gain our Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health, six units for our Postgraduate Diploma and a final dissertation unit for our Master's in Public Health. You can also study individual units rather than register for the whole course. Core Units: Context & Scope of Public Health*, Epidemiology & Infection, Public Health Management Strategies, Health Promotion & Partnership Working*, Exploring & Evaluating Evidence*, Developing a Study Proposal and Dissertation Project. *These three units are available to be studied online and make up a PG Cert in Public Health qualification.

Assessment method

Dissertation.


Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject. If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9500 Year 1
Scotland £9500 Year 1
Wales £9500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9500 Year 1
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Public Health at Bournemouth University - UCAS