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Applied Public Health

15 months
September 2024

Our MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Applied Public Health is an innovative course. It will strengthen your capacity to meet varied and diverse demands of public health work and reduce health inequalities.

Why study with us

  • You'll cover a range of public health disciplines including health protection, healthy settings, epidemiology, media and communication, along with issues relating to public health.
  • You’ll look at planning, strategies and public health in action. This will include key themes such as diet and nutrition, children and young people, healthy settings and the media.
  • We use action learning and case studies to underpin theory and the need to work in partnership and engage in reflective practice.

What you'll do

  • You’ll examine local, national and international examples of public health initiatives, and assess their relationship with social circumstances and policy priorities.
  • The learning outcomes of the core modules are mapped against the Royal Society for Public Health standards and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Competency Framework.
  • You’ll learn about research methods, epidemiology and informatics to inform evidence-based approaches to public health.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

A postgraduate qualification in Applied Public Health can lead to rewarding careers in health community work, health promotion, sport and leisure, environment, and education.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Full-time£9,450 per year
Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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