London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This course is committed to the process of enabling people and communities to increase control over their health and well being; this approach provides practitioners with the tools and knowledge to tackle inequalities in health and work towards combating social exclusion; teaching public health from this perspective means that the curriculum is based on a social model of health; it draws upon the multi'disciplinary, multi'professional context of public health and engages with the interface between theory and practice; the course provides an opportunity to examine concepts of health, illness and disease in a social context, the social construction of health, social patterning of health illness and disease, and the effectiveness of interventions; it is informed by a wide range of academic disciplines, some of which include: sociology of health and illness, health policy, health psychology, health promotion, demography, epidemiology, statistics, management, research, ethics and philosophy.

Course Modules

Year 1 (full'time): perspectives on promoting health and well'being; epidemiology and research; public health principles and practice; public health leadership and management; health promotion and health improvement practice; political and social context of public health and health promotion part'time: perspectives on promoting health and well'being; epidemiology and research; health promotion and health improvement practice; political and social context of public health and health promotion. Year 2 (part'time): public health principles and practice; public health leadership and management.

Course Additional Entry

You will normally require a Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant subject and have experience in the field of public health/health promotion/ community health in a paid or voluntary capacity. If you have extensive experience in the field of public health and health promotion but do not hold a first degree, please do make an application. Please contact the course director to discuss this further.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,560  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,667  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,360  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgCert
2 years
Part Time
PgCert
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £10,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £7,556  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
PgDip £4,667  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
PgDip £3,360  Academic year. First year home fees