The focus of the course is both academic and applied, and aims to produce graduates who ask questions and know how to set about answering them through critical thinking and reflective practice.
Central to this course is our commitment to the process of enabling people and communities to increase control over their health and well-being. This approach provides graduates with the tools and knowledge to tackle inequalities in health and work towards combating social exclusion. It draws upon the multi-disciplinary, multi-professional context of public health and engages with the interface between theory and practice.
The course provides an opportunity to examine concepts of Public Health and Health Promotion in a social context, but from a sound foundation of epidemiology and using the core principles of Health Protection. You are also offered the opportunity to see politics and social policy in action with guided visits to Parliament and to explore the public health history of central London on guided Public Health walking tours.
The course develops confident, effective and highly skilled graduates within a range of disciplinary backgrounds. Previous students have had a range of opportunities made available to them on completion of the course, and have extended and developed their public health roles and/or their strategic functions.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
You will normally require a Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant subject at a minimum class of 2:2 and have work experience in the field of public health/health promotion/ community health in a paid or voluntary capacity.
If you have extensive experience in the field of public health and health promotion but do not hold a first degree, please do make an application. Please contact the course director to discuss this further.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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