School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Psychology and Public Health
Start Dates(s): September
MSc (one year full-time or three years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (nine months part-time)
Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,560
International - £13,860
- Gain a public health qualification that explores the social determinants of health
- Learn the skills which match the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (2013)
- Develop a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to public health
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
On this course, you'll receive instruction in core public health skills including epidemiology, statistics and research methods. As well as giving you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of a range of topics; evidence-based public health and 21st Century Global Public Health Challenges. The focus of the curriculum is on the social determinants of health (which makes it unique among the other Greater Manchester universities).
This course aligns to the 9 key competencies of the UK Faculty of Public Health Curriculum. In this regard, the course will equip you with the core skills you'll need to to effectively interpret and understand key areas of health research and how this can be used to inform and drive policy. You'll also learn how to use this insight to inform and drive public health.
During your time with us, you can tap into the expertise and skills of our partners, who include external public health practitioners and research staff from across the University. Whilst the programme does not include a placement, or work experience, students have the opportunity to work on external or internal applied research projects as part of their dissertation.
One of our strengths is the small class size (typically less than 30 students per year) which enables close liaison between students and the leading research staff who will be teaching and mentoring students.
The University of Salford’s School of Health Sciences is an institutional member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).
"Studying Public Health at the University of Salford has been one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. After moving continents, from a third world to a first, I thought adaptation would be close to impossible. I managed to integrate quickly with the help of my tutors who were passionate about both the improvement of students and their work."Rufaro Zipora Jaricha
The MSc Public Health adopts a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based approach, focusing on the social determinants of health.
The taught modules will give you core public health and epidemiology knowledge and skills, research methods and quantitative analysis skills, and give a focus on health inequality and the social determinants of health. You will also be exposed to a range of important issues that are recurrent in public health practice both nationally and globally.
This course runs full-time over one year or three years part-time, giving you the chance to exit with the following awards:
- Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over eight months
- Masters: four modules plus a dissertation over one year
- There is no option to complete the PgCert on a full-time basis
- Postgraduate Certificate: two modules over eight months
- Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over two years
- Masters: four plus a dissertation over three years The taught component of this course consists of predominantly 30 credit modules.
Core Modules (Taught in semester 1 or 2)
Year 1, Semester 1 & 2
Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health (30 credits)
Evidence-Based Public Health (30 credits)
Year 2, Semesters 1 & 2
Research Methods Applied to Public Health (30 credits)
21st Century Global Public Health Challenges (30 credits)
Dissertation module (60 credits)