Teesside University

Teesside University

Public Health

This course covers key aspects of public health. You study the complex determinants of public health and how these influence the development of policy and practice. You develop skills in accessing, interpreting and critically evaluating data and research evidence, and the ability to plan, design and manage your own research project. Throughout the course you are encouraged to apply acquired knowledge and skills to persistent public health problems. You study 6 modules and have the opportunity to undertake your own research project (dissertation). The modules introduce and discuss key concepts which underpin public health, the generation, analysis and use of data and evidence in informing practice, exploring, designing, assessing and leading public health programmes, issues in global health and designing research projects.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree (2.2 classification or above); details of the minimum information technology specification required for distance learning are available on request. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: Data analysis methods; designing Research Projects; dissertation; epidemiology; public health in context; strategies to improve public health and well-being.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used to provide a variety of learning experiences, and to challenge and extend your knowledge. These include written reports and essays, research proposals and a dissertation. You are given written feedback on all assignments to outline your progress and encourage further development.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176