Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health

You will explore population health from a number of different perspectives, enhancing your understanding of the people and processes involved in promoting public health and reducing health inequalities. In this programme, the social determinants of health underpin the theoretical understanding of health and health inequalities. The public health setting is ever-changing and increasingly complex and this programme seeks to provide public health knowledge and skills underpinned by the: Public health training curriculum (2010); public health skills and career framework (2009); public health outcomes framework (2012). The programme aims to strengthen your capacity and capability to engage in and lead community partnership work, improving health and reducing health inequalities. If you study full time you will usually attend classes 2 days a week. Part time students usually attend classes 1 day a week, although you can study at a slower pace.

Entry requirements

Standard entry: A good honours degree in any discipline. Non-standard entry: If you do not have a good honours degree, your programme leader will take into account relevant professional qualifications (e.g. Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Youth and Community, Health Promotion, Environmental Health) and experience. You must satisfy the programme team of your ability to study at Masters level by demonstrating appropriate, equivalent skills in the workplace, e.g. responsibility for report writing. Individual assessments of suitability for postgraduate level study will be conducted by the programme team. You may need to submit evidence, e.g. a portfolio of written and other work.

Course modules

Core modules: Public health (policy and practice); research methods; epidemiology; dissertation. Optional modules: Health improvement; violence; alcohol and tobacco control; qualitative research; global health; health protection; work-based learning; independent specialist study.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
MSc Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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