Masters in Public Health and Health Promotion

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The pandemic has highlighted the essential role that Public Health plays in local, national and international healthcare. There is no shortage of demand for such professionals with the WHO estimating a global deficit of more than 500,000 public health workers. This new Masters is very relevant. It has a contemporary curriculum designed in 2021 in response to current global health needs. It covers all traditional areas of Policy, Communicable Disease Control, Epidemiology, Statistics, Social determinants of health, the Impact of political policy and health infrastructure. However, this programme offers so much more. It covers areas such as climate change, gender and race discrimination, healthy cities and global mental health and has a significant emphasis on health promotion. The course provides a highly engaging, richly informative and convenient educational opportunity for busy healthcare professionals and will be accessible through a dedicated state-of-the-art online learning environment. The duration of the Masters is 22 months with two intakes per annum in Spring and Autumn. 
  • Award title


  • Programme duration

    24 months

  • Validated by

    University of Warwick

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of proficiency in the English language

  • Need to have an honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution

What will I study?

This 20-month online Masters in Public Health and Health Promotion programme blends self-directed learning with Tutor-led team-based learning. Throughout the course, you'll engage in:
  • Online group tutorials
  • Tutor-moderated discussion forums
  • Interactive case studies
  • A reflective exercise
  • Understanding Public, Population and Personal Health
  • Global Burden of Disease
  • Environmental Health
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Introduction to Public Health Policy
  • Public Health Action
  • Disease Frequency & Impact
  • Use of Routine Statistics
  • Study design and sample sizes
  • Analyzing epidemiological data
  • Using epidemiological and statistical software
  • Interpreting your findings
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health inequalities
  • Key concepts of social research methodology
  • Impact of political policy on health
  • Impact of behaviour and psychology on health
  • Health infrastructure and impact on societies
  • Defining Health Promotion
  • Settings for health promotion and assessment of need
  • Settings for health promotion and assessment of need
  • Organisation of health systems to support public health
  • Evaluation of health system organisation
  • Evaluating and communicating impact of health promotion activity
  • The role of sustainable development and equality on health
  • Gender, race and other inequalities
  • Healthy cities Food & Nutrition
  • Climate change
  • Preparedness for, and responsiveness to, major events
  • Global mental health
  • Introduction to health economics
  • Ethical theory in public health practice
  • Funding models for healthcare
  • Introduction to financial management
  • Managing organizations and teams
  • Policy analysis, development and implementation
  • Compare and contrast different paradigms and approaches to your research in Public Health.
  • Your research-based professional project will culminate in a ‘conference ready’ poster presentation and article ready for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Programme benefits

  • Graduates will receive a Masters from the prestigious University of Warwick, ranked 8th in the UK and 62nd in the world
  • Designed and delivered by world-leading experts
  • No need to take time away from work or travel to a classroom
  • Local CME accreditation awarded
  • Available anytime, anywhere, on any device

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