Ulster University

Ulster University

Physical Activity and Public Health

This programme focuses on the promotion of public health, epidemiology for population health, leadership and management in promoting public health, psychological well-being, and the role of physical activity and nutrition in disease prevention; students will also develop skills for conducting research in physical activity.

Entry requirements

A 2nd class Honours degree (or higher) in a related subject area from a recognised university; or an equivalent standard (normally 50 percent) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; all applicants should have GCSE English (grade C) or equivalent.

Course modules

Research methods; promoting the health of the public; physical activity and psychological well-being; nutrition for disease prevention; physical activity for disease prevention; epidemiology and population; health; research project.

Assessment methods

All assessment is by coursework only where the majority of assignments are designed to be responsive to the professional needs of the student.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

Key information

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028 7012 3456