Public health refers to all organised measures to promote and improve health, protect the health of populations, prevent disease, reduce inequalities and tackle the root causes of ill-health in global and local contexts.
UWE Bristol’s MSc Public Health is structured around an interdisciplinary curriculum, drawing upon the social, human and life sciences to develop students’ intellectual and investigative skills. Through studying a wide range of intersecting disciplines, you’ll meet the professional competences for employment in the field of public health.
This course prepares graduates for employment in public health at all levels, spanning health protection, disease surveillance, epidemiology, health promotion, community development and public health leadership.
The course content is applicable to people from any disciplinary or professional background. These include health and social care, local government, education, planning and regeneration, international development, human rights and social justice, and health-related voluntary and community sector contexts.
The MSc Public Health is an internationally recognised and professionally-orientated award that is validated and accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).
The course delivers the full range of skills, knowledge and professional competences recognised by the UK Faculty of Public Health and ASPHER (the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region).
We’ve developed long, established relationships with public health providers across South West England. These include Health Education England and the UK Health Security Agency, who contribute to teaching and provide sponsorship and placement opportunities for students.
Fit for Purpose
The MSc Public Health is a stimulating, challenging and renowned contemporary public health course. Our primary goal is to produce leaders, critical thinkers, problem solvers and analysts, who’ll contribute to the ever-changing world of global public health and build a fulfilling and rewarding career.
Our teaching team comprises experienced academics with extensive professional experience and strong research and publications portfolios. The MSc Public Health is also closely aligned with the University’s Research Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing. We’re based within the School of Health and Social Wellbeing, which is part of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences.