Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

International Public Health

The programme will provide you with key public health knowledge and skills, enhancing your capacity to improve health and reduce health inequalities in the populations you serve. You will be supported to develop critical, analytical, research, collaborative working and evaluation skills - all key requirements in the dynamic public health sector. During the course you will work, study and share core modules with full time, part time, international and home students.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need a good Honours degree in a health or social science-related discipline. Equivalent professional qualifications and experience will also be considered. International applicants require equivalent qualifications an IELTs score of 6.5 or above, or an equivalent English Language qualification.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Core Modules: Intercultural Learning Aims to introduce and enhance core learning skills within an intercultural environment. Learning to learn, study, read, write and reflect within a new environment can be challenging and particularly in a new country. Learning how to learn together, share ideas, develop key learning skills and support others are key facets of this module. The module is underpinned by thinking around the internationalisation of higher education. International Health Explores the idea of international health and human development. It examines both the determinants of health, and aspects of health system development. It evaluates a number of international strategies aimed at health for all and explores the role of primary health care in local level health improvement. Global Health Aims to examine the key processes of globalization and how they impact on the health of populations and their environments. Key public health risks are identified and their strategic response at the global level evaluated. Issues explored include: global disease, risk and surveillance; alcohol and tobacco control; globesity and non-communicable disease; HIV/AIDS; pollution and climate change. Epidemiology Examines the principles and tools of epidemiology and disease surveillance. These principles are then applied to an understanding of communicable and non-communicable diseases and assessment of health inequalities through tools such as health needs assessment and their role in protecting and improving population health. Public Health: Policy and Practice Introduces students to the concepts and underpinning theories associated with the public health approach and practices associated with the promotion and protection of population health. The module reviews historical as well as contemporary public health approaches, policies and strategies. There is a particular focus on examining health inequalities and measures to reduce them. The aim is to identify local, national and international strategic responses to both improving health and reducing health inequalities. Research Methods Encourages students to develop their skills as a potential producer of research, as well as their ability to systematically evaluate research outcomes from a variety of sources. In addition, students engage in a variety of data analysis techniques. The module covers quantitative, qualitative, mixed, creative and participatory methodologies.? Option Modules: Violence Health Improvement Health Protection Systematic Review

Assessment methods

As you will probably only spend one or two days in University each week, your days on site will be filled with lectures, tutorials and other learning activities. You are encouraged to make the most of these days as the basis for your independent study which will involve the use of library resources and Canvas - the University's virtual learning environment. Although there are a few written exams, essays, reports, poster and oral presentations plus, of course, the dissertation module form the assessment focus for this Masters in International Public Health.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 38 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Health)
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