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MScPublic Health

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Public health research and practice is at the heart of tackling many of the world’s current threats to health. Climate change and pollution are set to interact with the social determinants of health to produce worse health outcomes for the most vulnerable. The solutions for these problems are likely to have public health at the core. Public health practitioners are therefore necessary and well-poised to take a central role in challenging these health problems on personal, local and global fronts.

We support you to address these complex problems by getting to grips with the evidence base, inviting relevant visiting lecturers, and tailoring our learning to interdisciplinary problem solving.

By developing an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of health issues and public health practice, you will be able to integrate thinking and practice across many disciplines in order to work to improve or protect the populations’ health and to reduce health inequalities. Public health knowledge, skills and approaches encourage teamwork, multi-agency collaboration and community partnerships as being fundamental to the provision of effective and efficient public health interventions and leadership. These skills are increasingly relevant for the public health workforce who may be located within a variety of settings including the local authority, the NHS, the voluntary or the private sector.

The programme aims to enable you to become a leader and change agent, developing the knowledge and skills needed to work within this new multi-disciplinary public health landscape and to inform and influence decision making processes. The programme modules provide you the tools to expand your comprehension of the evidence base in public health in order to critically evaluate interventions and strategies to improve public health outcomes.

On this academic programme you will engage with a teaching team with a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and extensive experience of working in public health practice across a wide variety of settings at a local, national and international level. These areas incorporate community development: research and policy; health psychology; epidemiology; sociology of health; health policy; health economics and leadership. This multi-disciplinary team will support you to develop advanced knowledge and academic skills in understanding, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes addressing existing and new public health challenges.

We are a heavily practice-based programme, with good links to employers in the field of public health. We make the most of these connections through offering you chances to have visiting lectures from public health professionals currently working in the field. The students who join our course tend to come from various public health backgrounds, degree topics, and cultural and national experiences. These previous experiences, along with the knowledge gained through the programme, are used to inform real-world scenario discussions and enhance problem-solving abilities. These are key skills in the workplace.

Career opportunities

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.

- Public health practitioner
- Health promotion advisor
- Health trainer and training coordinator
- Community development and community outreach worker
- Health information officer
- Youth worker
- Drug and alcohol team and project worker
- Health researcher.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application deadline
1 May 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application deadline
1 May 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States