MSc Public Health
Birmingham City University
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
Full time – Classroom
An honours degree (2:2 or above) in a subject associated with or of relevance to public health
Current or recent experience of working in a public health or health promotion role or capacity. (This may be as your main role or as an aspect of your role. It may also be in a paid or voluntary capacity and as a professional or non-professional).
A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. If you do not currently have a score of 6.5, The University’s Personal Development Department will be able to help with a preparation programme prior to the MSc.
The Preparation Programme is a full-time, 8-week summer course to help students prepare for their health-related studies at Birmingham City University. To take part in the course, you will need at least IELTS 6.0, with at least 6.0 in the writing and speaking modules.
Further academic study of MPhil, DBA, PhD or professional career.
The course will enhance your career prospects, enabling you to progress onto more senior public health roles at either operational, policy or commissioning level. The transferrable nature of the course also means you could move into a management or research post. Typical careers include National Mental Health Promotion Lead, Regional Commissioning Manager, Consultant in Public Health, Director of Public Health, public health specialist, regional mental health promotion coordinator, independent public health consultant etc.
The range of assessments in the programme tests the students’ abilities in a number of areas, and using a variety of methods, partly in order to accommodate different learning styles. These include essay-type tasks, presentations and seminar discussions, a research proposal and an examination. During the postgraduate diploma stage the student is also encouraged to engage with reflective practice. This aids the development of their self-evaluation and reflective skills, an outcome of the postgraduate programme.
Reasons for choosing this course
The aims of the programme are to:
Main learning outcomes
From the study of this MSc, students will be able to:
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