University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Community Health

The course is suitable for qualified or prospective community nurses, midwives, paramedics and allied health professions, and community-based health practitioners working in the 3rd sector in community or voluntary organisations. The programme is for students who wish to develop their operational or strategic role in community health, specialise in a particular area of practice, or develop their education or management knowledge and skills in relation to community health in the UK. Although this course does not automatically provide license to practise, it builds upon students existing skill-set, making them well-placed for career advancement and leadership positions in their speciality.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess: a good honours degree (normally first or 2:1) from a UK educational institution or equivalent recognised award from an overseas institution; recent professional qualifications and relevant experience, normally recognised registration or recordable qualification; directly relevant experience which will normally mean work that is recent (within the last 5 years), and has been based in health or social care, or engaged in community health-related, or voluntary sector settings. Applicants will need to demonstrate an ability to study and write at level 7. Claims for the Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (APeL) will be considered. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Course modules

Modules include: collaboration in community health; culture, community health and wellbeing; 1 research module selected from the GPHSS ; dissertation (MSc award only). Optional modules include: a critical approach to practising public health; a critical approach to capacity-building for early interventions; enhancing practice in safeguarding children in practice; advanced mental health assessment; advanced management of heart failure or advanced respiratory care; case management in health and social care; critical analysis in decision-making; contemporary issues in the health and well-being of older people; managing change; leadership, roles and responsibilities; strategy and planning in the public and voluntary sector; developing expertise in learning, teaching and assessment; design planning and strategic working in education.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,552 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,552 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
Full-time - 1 years
Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Falmer Campus Brighton BN1 9PH South East

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