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  • Objectives
    This innovative Masters course has been designed in response to contemporary debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. The programme provides the opportunity to engage with a wide and diverse curricula.

    It is suitable for recently qualified graduates or those already in employment.

    Graduates of this Masters course will:

    -be inspired about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings

    -bring an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues to bear on the discipline

    -adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and future careers.
  • Entry requirements
    You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in a related subject.

    Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 will be considered if they can provide additional evidence in their Personal Statement of achievement or commitment to the multidisciplinary public health territory (e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience - either paid or unpaid) or are able to satisfy the Programme Leader that they have an equivalent qualification or experience to benefit from the programme of study.

    English language requirements for international students are the IELTS 6.5 (min writing score 6.0)/TOEFL 560 (min writing score 5) or the TOEFL iBT 83 (min writing score 24).
  • Academic Title
    MA Public Health
  • Course description

    Course content
    The course is modular and includes the following modules:

    • Concepts of Health and Healing
    • Public Health, Sustainability and Community
    • Critical Public Health
    • Multidisciplinary Public Health Policy and Practice
    • Principles of Research Design
    • International Politics of Health
    • Dissertation.

    Modules are also available to be taken as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

    How do you study?
    The course is delivered through lectures, workshops, group work and one to one supervision. Students receive support throughout their studies from committed and enthusiastic teaching staff, who are also involved in research activity.

    The course employs a varied assessment regime, which includes essays, reports, portfolio and presentations. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to design, implement and present a significant piece of research relevant topic of your choice.

    Resources and facilities
    Our staff and teaching facilities are located on the University's city site in the heart of Nottingham, ensuring they are readily accessible to all. Students are supported by a full range of learning resources, from a £13 million library and education resource centre - where 24-hour IT access is available - to our comprehensive Student Support Services and International Development Office.

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