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Public Health and Health Promotion

M.Sc. Online
12 months
9250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Enhance your career prospects in the public health sector with this Public Health and Health Promotion MSc from Brunel University London - Online. This programme provides healthcare professionals with the multidisciplinary skills to manage a healthcare team, and successfully navigate the challenges of the global health environment. 

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The Public Health and Health Promotion MSc from Brunel University London - Online will place you at the forefront of the health profession, helping to improve the well-being of individuals in our communities. There is a growing demand for qualified public health and health promotion professionals due to the challenges from lifestyle-related diseases and population growth. 

The programme

This master’s degree welcomes students with backgrounds in a range of disciplines. As a result, we have diverse classes of motivated students who bring interesting perspectives to the subject of public health, enriching your learning experience.

Upon graduating, you will possess advanced academic and research skills along with a critical understanding of health policy, global public health, and how these relate to politics, psychology, and sociology.

Online Study

Studying online gives you the opportunity to earn an internationally recognised UK master’s degree without leaving your home. You are not obliged to attend campus lectures, meaning you can watch them on the online platform at times that work for you. During the course of your studies, you’ll have access to:

  • Engaging study materials: Your resources will include video lectures, case studies, class forums and podcasts
  • Support and guidance: Your dedicated programme tutor will guide your academic development from day one
  • Your virtual campus: Study from any location and build connections with like-minded professionals worldwide
  • Open Library: Online students will have full access to Brunel’s expansive digital library for books, articles, and electronic resources

By studying your degree online, you’ll join a network of students and professionals around the world, learning and connecting to enrich their lives, and taking the next positive steps towards rewarding careers.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Public Health and Health Promotion MSc online will: 

  • Understand the scope and nature of contemporary public health at local, national, and global levels
  • Have an awareness of major health determinants, and methods to promote health to address social and economic inequalities
  • Understand the principles and complexities of using evidence, including research, analysis, and evaluation of health policy and information
  • Respect the ethical, political, societal, and cultural dilemmas that arise in public health and health promotion
  • Demonstrate their knowledge and skills in reflective practice, group work, effective communication, and research

Career Pathways

This programme allows you to begin forming professional connections whilst studying. Public Health and Health Promotion at Brunel has strong links to key local and international health providers and specialists, helping you to develop your network before even graduating. 

Graduates of this master’s programme can go on to work in a wide range of rewarding and challenging roles, to make a real positive social impact. A few examples of the engaging positions graduates may choose to explore are:

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Biosecurity Specialist
  • Public Health Manager
  • Epidemiologist
  • Child Health Specialist
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Informatics Specialist

Programme Structure

Brunel’s Public Health and Health Promotion MSc online is comprised of nine modules, including a dissertation which gives you the opportunity to conduct fieldwork and complete a research project of your choice.

Their Public Health and Health Promotion MSc covers many aspects of ‘health’ in its broadest sense including health research, health promotion and public health, health care law and ethics, health and social policy, as well as health services research, so you’ll develop research and critical analysis skills, enabling you to become a key driver for societal change.

The programme follows an active learning and research-led approach, as reflected in the nine modules:

  • Global Public Health
  • Health Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Policy, Politics and Social Justice
  • Research Methods
  • Health and Society
  • Implementing Change in Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Research Project


Dr Nana Anokye is the Divisional Director of Health Sciences within the College of Health and Life Sciences. As an Institute of Leadership and Management certified coach and mentor, and a former broadcast journalist, Nana is passionate about communicating research and supporting career development.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits

All modules are 15 credits. Research project is 60 credits.



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a subject such as health promotion, public health, allied health, health-related studies, social sciences, biosciences, sport science, and environmental health.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores);

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • £9250 for May 2020 Intake. 
  • £9525 for September 2020 intake


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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