University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Applied Public Health

This programme provides a relevant and engaging learning experience for anyone whose work includes some responsibility for the determinants of health; it has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals and volunteers working to achieve improvements in health; the programme would be of interest to those working in education, housing, transport, leisure, environmental health, media, community development, social services and health organisations, as well as those working within the voluntary sector; the programme offers the opportunity to exit with a postgraduate certificate in public health in a specialist area, such as health improvement, health protection or settings approaches.

Entry requirements

Recognised UK 1st degree or its equivalent, or a BTEC Higher Diploma/Certificate.

Course modules

Core modules: Applied public health: planning and strategies; applied public health in action; risk management in health protection; epidemiology and public health development; ethics and governance; research methods for food safety; dissertation; 1 optional module: quantitative methodology for research; qualitative methodology for research; information technology and statistics for health; health settings: theory, policy and practice; experiential learning project; informatics for public health.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by assignments and presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 10,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time - 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400