Global Public Health

Canterbury Christ Church University

12 months
13000 GBP/year
7970 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Public Health degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University will prepare you for senior and strategic roles within the public health workforce, such as those in local/municipal authorities, health care, business, social care, the voluntary sector or education. 


Public Health degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University will provide you with a deep understanding about how to prevent illness and promote good health and wellbeing. You will learn the knowledge and skills that underpin public health practice at individual, community, national and international levels, as well as how to address the specific health needs of the UK population.

By studying our MSc Public Health, you will critically engage with the theories, principles and practise that are core to public health and health promotion. These include engagement with:

  • Philosophies of health and health promotion
  • Social and cultural determinants of health and inequalities in health
  • Communicable and non-communicable threats to health
  • Epidemiology and its application to disease prevention
  • Risk assessment, health needs assessment and health impact assessment
  • Ethical perspectives in health promotion and public health
  • The physical environment and health
  • Inter-sectoral, national and international health policies and drivers
  • Community development and health improvement
  • Arts and health
  • Research and evaluation

The MSc Public Health learning outcomes are informed by the UK Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (levels 7 and 8) as well as the International Union of Health Promotion and Education: CompHP Professional Standards for Health Promotion.

What can I do next?

The programme will develop a more strategic understanding and, as such, it is a useful qualification for those who are interested in managerial or senior roles that are concerned with health and wellbeing in health care, social care, education, business or the voluntary sector.

The modules are mapped against the UK Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework, thus meeting many of the ‘know-hows’ of the framework. This knowledge can be used towards your registration as a public health practitioner or a public health specialist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Public Health
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Essentials of Epidemiology
  • Social Aspects of Health
  • Research Methods
  • Community Development 
  • Global Public Health

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

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

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant first degree at 2.2 or above in health/social sciences or a professional registration to practice in health and/or social care or equivalent.
  • Consideration is given to other graduates who can demonstrate the relevance of this award to their career development.
  • Students should normally have had some relevant work experience, be working in a relevant field of practice, or will have access to one.
  • International students will need to meet the requirements of any international student coming to study in the UK

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7970 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time

  • UK/EU:  £3,985


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Global Public Health
Canterbury Christ Church University