Applied Public Health

1 year
September 2024

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Public Health is an innovative course for anyone who currently works, or would like to become involved in, work which focuses on addressing the determinants of health.

Why study with us

  • This postgraduate course emphasises applying theory to practice and developing relevant skills.
  • You’ll look at planning, strategies and public health in action including key themes such as diet and nutrition, children and young people, healthy settings and the media.
  • Case studies are used to consider real world approaches to the subject of public health.

What you'll do

  • You’ll study contemporary issues in health protection together with the skills needed for hazard surveillance and risk management.
  • And you’ll learn about research methods, epidemiology and informatics to inform evidence-based approaches to public health.
  • The learning outcomes of the core modules are mapped against the Royal Institute of Public Health National Standards for Specialist Public Health Practice as well as the NHS Knowledge and Skills Competency Framework.


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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Academic expertise

Linda Ratinckx
Senior Lecturer in Public Health
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Linda has been with UCLan for 23 years and is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Prior to this Linda spent several years in a variety of professional practice roles within the NHS (Staff Nurse/Sister (General Nursing), Community Nurse, School Nurse, Health V…

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£975 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 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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