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Our Public Health Masters degree has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. It will allow you to develop an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and method logical aspects of the discipline and following graduation you’ll be enthused about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings. You’ll also be able to adopt an independent and reflective approach to your learning and future careers.
What you’ll study
This contemporary course is informed by a social model of health crucial to understanding contemporary and global public health theory and practice. It focuses on the strategic and international elements of public health, environment and sustainable development that are critical to effective multidisciplinary practice in these fields. As a result it reflects cutting-edge, current developments.
The course provides you with the opportunity to engage with a wide and diverse curricula including:
– sustainable development
– social determinants of health
– international public health.
It is suitable for recently qualified graduates or those already in employment.
Following graduation you 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 your learning and future careers.
Careers and employability
The course cultivates intellectual and research skills, experience and knowledge suitable for effective practice in a wide range of multidisciplinary public health sectors. You will be equipped to progress into policy, research and practice roles in the public, private or voluntary arenas in the UK or internationally. For those already employed it provides transferable skills such as independent critical thought, analysis and evaluation, partnership working skills and self-directed learning.
Previous graduates have gone onto roles including:
– Community fundraiser
– Health worker
– Graduate teaching assistant
You may also have the opportunity to become involved in volunteering opportunities via a project currently running in Uganda. This will provide you with excellent practical experience and transferable skills which you can apply within future careers.