Public Health at University of Salford - UCAS

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


The MSc Public Health adopts a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based approach, focusing on the social determinants of health. The taught modules will give you core public health and epidemiology knowledge and skills, research methods and quantitative analysis skills, and give a focus on health inequality and the social determinants of health. You will also be exposed to a range of important issues that are recurrent in public health practice both nationally and globally. This course runs full-time over one year or two/three years part-time, giving you the chance to exit with the following awards: Full-time: Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over eight months Masters: four modules plus a dissertation over one year There is no option to complete the PgCert on a full-time basis Part-time: Postgraduate Certificate: two modules over eight months Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over two years Masters: four plus a dissertation over two or three years

Entry requirements

We will accept an Honours degree, normally a 2.2 or above, preferably in a health-related subject.An equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Sponsorship information

To celebrate the University of Salford's expertise global health and wellbeing, high achieving international students may apply for our Public Health International Excellence Award. There are two awards worth 50% of the tuition fee.

Public Health at University of Salford - UCAS