London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course aims to develop critical understanding of the impact of social determinants of health on populations and the range of political, social, economic, environmental and health interventions that might improve population health; it also evaluates key principles and concepts that underpin public health developments and interprets evidence crucial for decision'making and problem'solving in public health policy and practice; ethical dimensions of public health are also a key consideration.

Course Modules

Modules include: Public health and health promotion; social research (principles and practice); social epidemiology; health in the city; dissertation. Optional modules: Management in health and social services; managing self and others; managing public services; mental health promotion; perspectives of ageing; developments and management in community care; partnership working and management; project management; understanding health policy; social structures and policies; children and families (policy and practice); ethical issues in biomedical science.

Course Additional Entry

A 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject or related areas; those with relevant professional or technical qualifications or extensive professional experience are also considered; additionally, undertaking social epidemiology and the triple'module dissertation by those who have completed the university's postgraduate diploma in community nursing or the new postgraduate diploma in specialist community public health nursing provides a top'up route to this MSc.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,965  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £885  Module. First year home fees