Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Applied Public Health

This programme focuses on the application of the key principles of multidisciplinary public health practice to the breadth of issues that form the scope of 21st Century public health; the programme is intended to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, developing their knowledge, skills and competencies, with the aim of producing reflective public health practitioners; there is a strong emphasis on students' own practice, and students are encouraged to base their studies on the issues and situations they face in their own field; the course is designed as a Master's programme but it has exit points at both postgraduate certificate and diploma level; reflective practice is integrated into the programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold an initial degree in a discipline relating to health or the determinants of health. However, other qualifications of an appropriate level can also be suitable for admission, particularly if they are able to demonstrate significant experience in a relevant setting. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must normally be able to demonstrate, on entry, English Language proficiency at or equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: assessing health, wellbeing and inequity; health risk perception and communication; public health policy development; applied research methods and design; frameworks public health intervention; health protection; reflective public health practice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework only; examples of assessment tasks include: reports, essays, oral presentations, group work and posters.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 4,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 470 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,200 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 470 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 470 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 470 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llandaff Campus Cardiff CF5 2YB Wales

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6044