University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Public Health

The MSc Public Health creates professionals who can lead and implement change in public health across the world stage. This Masters course was designed in consultation with Public Health Wales and supports the development of public health practitioners through enabling them to negotiate, plan, implement and evaluate policy and practice initiatives. It also addresses wide-ranging public health issues that arise in diverse cultures, settings and environment. The curriculum for this Masters in Public Health is underpinned by standards set by the UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework, Faculty of Public Health and the National Occupational Standards for Public Health. The MSc Public Health does not lead to registration on any professional register but can contribute towards preparation for Part A of the Faculty of Public Health examinations.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in written English.

Course modules

•Sustainable Public Health
•Health Promotion
•Evidence Based Public Health
•Protecting Health in Diverse Environments
•Integrating Public Health Practice (a skills based module)
•Leading Change
•Governance and Economics for Public Health
•Public Health Project

You will also choose one optional module from the following: Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Public Health or International Family Health or Vulnerable Persons.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods will be used, including poster and powerpoint presentations, academic assignments, production of management briefs, reflective accounts, a literature review and an epidemiology exam.

You will also have the opportunity to prepare a piece of work for potential publication through the Publication and Dissemination module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time February 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time February 2017 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cardiff (Atrium) Campus Cardiff CF37 1DL Wales

Key information

Enquiries and Admissions Unit
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03455 76 77 78