University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Community Health and Education

This course is for registered health professionals who have a role or interest in community health settings and who want to earn a further academic qualification. Choosing the education route will enable students to develop their knowledge of educational theory, student learning and teaching techniques. The course is especially 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. Students will benefit from the course if they 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

An Honours degree (normally 1st 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; a clear rationale and interest for personal and professional development in community health, and a commitment to Master�s level study. 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

Core modules: 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 wellbeing 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 Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-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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