University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Public Health

This course has been designed to provide an integrated, coherent and multidisciplinary approach to public health activity; it has an emphasis on advancing critical awareness and problem solving skills in order to develop innovative, reflective and pro active approaches to meeting challenging and complex health needs. Examples include critical health issues such as obesity and mental health, and those linked with public protection such as climate change and infectious diseases. It is delivered by a range of teaching methods such as core lectures, group work, online activities, use of case studies and directed learning approaches. Shared learning with other professionals is a focus of this course and students are encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present day public health practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold a recognised 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a subject area that demonstrates applicability to public health practice. Applicants for whom English is not their 1st language need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). Students who do not have a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree but can demonstrate its equivalent in terms of experience relevant to the programme of study, may be able to access the course as associate students.

Course modules

Core modules: leading public health practice; principles and perspectives of health promotion; epidemiology; research methods: philosophy and study design; comparative health systems; dissertation.
Optional modules: substance use and misuse; therapeutic communication interventions; leadership: the people challenge; voluntary sector placement; innovation and creativity; managing advanced professional practice.

Assessment methods

This programme comprises of a range of assessment strategies which enables students to demonstrate knowledge, synthesis and analysis in a variety of forms; assessment strategies include critical reflection, reports/proposals, essays, presentations and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 5 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Scotland) 5 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Wales) 5 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (EU) 5 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (England) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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