Masters | Postgraduate Course - Public Health MA Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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Public Health MA

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MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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.

Module details

Course modules

  • Concepts of Health and Healing
  • Public Health, Sustainability and Community
  • Critical Philosophical Debate
  • Policy and Practice in Multidisciplinary Public Health
  • Research Methods
  • International Politics of Health
  • Dissertation
  • Professional Practice in Public Health
  • Research Project

Entry Requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related subject.
  • Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences in the multidisciplinary public health territory (e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience - either paid or unpaid) and knowledge and skills would enable them to study this course at masters level in their Personal Statement.

Student Destinations

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:

•Statistical analyst in the NHS
•Community Care officer
•Health improvement officer
•Health promotion senior practitioner
•Project administrator
•Registered general nurse
•Substance misuse worker
•Support worker in a mental health charity
•Musculoskeletal resource coordinator
•Health and wellbeing officer.

*Data extracted from the Nottingham Trent University Graduate Destinations Database 2009-10 to 2013-14