MSc Public Health and Health Promotion (PHHP) is a long-established course designed to meet the varied forms of public health practice. Your studies will integrate public health theory and practice, with a strong focus on health promotion, to provide significant contributions to the public health service throughout Wales, the UK and Internationally.
Studying alongside students from a range of industries and professions, you will develop an understanding of the multidimensional nature of public health, considering both the traditional medical perspective and wider socio-economic determinants of health.
Course content is informed by regional, national and global policy, providing relevant learning outcomes for both home and international students, and all teaching is underpinned by the evidence base for public health practice to build a course where students develop the skills and knowledge required to work within a national and global health arena.
WHY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROMOTION AT SWANSEA?
Based in our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections with students from a range of disciplines and nationalities.
According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.
The course is mapped to the United Kingdom Public Health Register (UKPHR) practitioner Competencies, New Standards December 2018 and can form part of the portfolio application process for practitioner/specialist registration with the UKPHR.
We have strong links with professional practice and academic research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.
YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROMOTION EXPERIENCE
Our teaching staff are active in practice and research and have a wealth of professional experience in public health and health promotion, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and current policy and practical expertise.
You will be joining a university that was named ‘University of the Year’ and ‘Postgraduate’ runner up in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2019.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROMOTION CAREERS
Your Master’s qualification in Public Health and Health Promotion will open up opportunities for further study or career development in your chosen discipline, including research, education, policy, and management.
This programme has a direct link to employability within the discipline of public health and across the health, local government, private, NGO and voluntary sectors. All assessments have been designed to be employability facing and are constructively aligned to the skills required to work within the public health arena.
Careers and Employability
Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
Our career support services include:
- Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
- Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
- Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
- Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
- Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.