UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Population Health

This course will provide the core skills needed to work in public health, as well as offering a wide range of optional modules which can be targeted towards a range of careers in or parallel to this area including: health policy, programme management, health inequalities, and urban and environmental planning.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; or a professional qualification in a health-related area such as medicine or nursing of an equivalent standard. Relevant research, work or volunteer experience will be viewed favourably. Students without the minimum academic standards may be considered if they have extensive relevant work or research experience.

Course modules

Core modules: core concepts in population health; epidemiology or epidemiology and infectious disease; health systems in a global context; basic statistics for medical science; options: advanced statistical modelling; climate change and health; economic evaluation of health care; evaluating interventions; health inequalities over the life course; health-related behaviours and cognitions; immunisation and communicable diseases; physical and mental health, stress and aging; qualitative research methods in health research; quality improvement in health care; reproductive health; research methods in social epidemiology; sexual health programming in low and middle income countries; urban health; using informatics in healthcare.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. Assessment is through a variety of methods, including essays, unseen examinations, project proposals and oral presentations. They will also write a research dissertation of 10,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 23,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgCert Variable - 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

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