Study MSc Public Health at the University of Northampton

    Specialise in Public Health

Offering an integrated, coherent and multidisciplinary approach, the University of Northampton’s MSc in Public Health focuses on the development of critical awareness and problem-solving skills, encouraging students to construct proactive approaches to challenging and complex health requirements. Examples of case study scenarios include instances of obesity, mental health issues and situations linked with public protection such as climate change and the control of infectious diseases.

    What you will study

Our course is delivered using a number of different teaching methods, ranging from core compulsory lectures and group work to online activities and case study examples. Central to the programme is the practice of sharing learning with other professionals within the discipline; students are urged to expand and improve their analytical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins current public health practice.

The full MSc consists of five compulsory modules and either up to 40 credits of designated modules or 20 credits of designated plus 20 credits of elective modules. Designated modules are dictated by the student’s subject speciality; elective modules can take the form of any postgraduate module offered by the university and are chosen by the student in question.

The five compulsory modules comprise:

  • Epidemiology
  • Principles and Perspectives of Health Promotion
  • Research Methods in Health and Social Care
  • Leading Public Health Practice
  • Dissertation

Designated module options include:

  • Comparative Health Systems
  • Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Substance Use and Misuse

Elective module options include:

  • Sustainable Urban Environments
  • Mental Health and Social Exclusion
  • International Environmental Management Policy and Control