Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This course focuses on epidemiology and statistics, helping you to build strong foundations on public health monitoring and surveillance. You will learn how people's health can be affected by their cultural, social and economic circumstances, lifestyle, and environment, as well as covering methods of controlling disease and promoting health. You will also explore the economic, legal and ethical aspects of public health, the National Occupational Standards and the national agenda. It will also explore health inequalities and global public health, including the role of governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and their response to emergencies. As well as in-depth knowledge of your subject, you will also develop the ability to analyse public health data, and design, develop, implement and evaluate public health interventions and policy. You'll gain an understanding about different methods of public health research and be proficient in collecting, interpreting and communicating data on the health and wellbeing of a population, as well as the socio-economic, environmental and demographic data.

The combination of scientific knowledge, practical skills and analytical and policy-making ability our course will give you will equip you with the foundations for a high-level advisory or management role in public health. A wide range of opportunities will be open to you in the public, private or voluntary sectors, with organisations including the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, health ministries, the NHS, non-governmental organisations and aid agencies, Public Health England and local authorities, as well as in research and education. As well as in-depth knowledge of your subject, our course will provide you with many transferable skills. It will improve your research, data collection and interpretation, communication, presentation and teamwork skills, as well as your confidence and your ability to work under your own initiative and manage your own time. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject such as Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Statistics, Dentistry, Biomedical Sciences and Biosciences degrees. Other degrees with sciences and a statistics component will also be considered. Evidence of significant study during the last five years is required. We also consider candidates with a minimum of three years' work experience in public health related senior positions. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.