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University of Suffolk

MSc Public Health

The MSc Public Health is a challenging and rewarding programme designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to public health for students who intend to pursue careers in public  health practice, management and/or research at local, national and/or supranational levels.

The core focus of the programme is on improving the health and wellbeing of populations, preventing health problems before they occur and reducing inequalities in health. It offers a cutting-edge  knowledge and skills base in the principles and methods of public health and a creative and supportive learning environment. It explores a broad range of contemporary public health issues,  supported by leading experts in the field of public health as well as the experiences of  other students sharing  diverse experiences from a range of  public health systems around the world.

This programme is composed of nine mandatory modules and is designed as a progressive process where the modules collectively work together to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding required by the modern public health practitioner, whether that be as an epidemiologist, health promoter, leader or researcher.   

Duration: 2-3 years

Study mode: Online learning

Tuition fees: £12,635


Programme Pathway
Foundation Courses
Name Code
Induction Module UOS-IND-M-100
Postgraduate Certificate Level
Name Code
Principles of Public Health UPGPBHM01
Health Promotion UPGPBHM02
Epidemiology UPGPBHM03
Postgraduate Diploma Level
Name Code
Research Methods: Evidence-based Practice in Public Health UPGPBHM04
Health Economics UPGPBHM05
Health Protection UPGPBHM06
Postgraduate Award Level
Name Code
Public Health Leadership UPGPBHM07
Research Project 1: Global Health UPGPBHM08
Research Project 2: Proposal Design and Dissemination UPGPBHM09

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or recognized international equivalent. Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered in exceptional cases.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification.  Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining how the programme of study will benefit the student’s career progression.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.

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