Public Health

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Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts and informed choices of society, organisations (public and private), communities and individuals.

Course content

The MSc Public Health programme provides an advanced, contemporary education in Public Health theory, practice and research, to suit the wide variety of needs and aspirations of professionals, researchers and graduates.

It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of public health, drawing upon the social, human, environmental, biomedical and political sciences. The goal of the taught programme, updated in 2013, is to advance the skills and capabilities of individual students to work effectively within challenging, competitive and ethically contested Public Health contexts; to become change agents within modern society. Students graduate from the programme as advanced critical thinkers and analysts, prepared to challenge and push boundaries.

Flexibility within the programme structure makes it possible to study individual modules on a continuing professional development basis or to graduate with either the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health.

Expert academics

The Public Health programme team comprises a core group of experienced academics, with extensive teaching and research experience in the Public Health field.

The team shares backgrounds across a wide range of academic and professional disciplines, including Geography, Epidemiology, Political Science, Sociology, Social and Physical Anthropology, Medicine and the Biomedical Sciences, Public Health and Health Promotion, Environmental Health and Planning, and Criminal Justice.

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