The MSc Public Health creates professionals who can lead and implement change in public health across the world stage. This Masters course was designed in consultation with Public Health Wales and supports the development of public health practitioners through enabling them to negotiate, plan, implement and evaluate policy and practice initiatives. It also addresses wide-ranging public health issues that arise in diverse cultures, settings and environment.
The curriculum for this Masters in Public Health is underpinned by standards set by the UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework, Faculty of Public Health and the National Occupational Standards for Public Health. The MSc Public Health does not lead to registration on any professional register but can contribute towards preparation for Part A of the Faculty of Public Health examinations.
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You will study the following modules:
You will also choose one optional module from the following: Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Public Health or International Family Health or Vulnerable Persons.
The MSc Public Health course will be delivered using a blended learning approach, which includes lectures, online tools and group work to encourage critical skills. You will be expected to manage your own enquiry-based learning.
Learning alongside students from a wide range of disciplines and from other countries will ensure a rich learning environment concordant with contemporary multi-disciplinary approaches to public health.
A range of assessment methods will be used, including poster and powerpoint presentations, academic assignments, production of management briefs, reflective accounts, a literature review and an epidemiology exam.
You will also have the opportunity to prepare a piece of work for potential publication through the Publication and Dissemination module.
Applicants require an Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in written English.
All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
This Public Health course opens up a variety of employment opportunities in the UK and internationally, and across the public and voluntary sectors, e.g, in schools, colleges and universities, advocacy organisations, international non-government organisations, consulting firms, local and national government organisations, health delivery organisations and community development organisations. There is also opportunity to work in global organisations such as the World Health Organisation.
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.