This course has been designed to provide you with an integrated, coherent and multidisciplinary approach to public health activity. Our MSc Public Health places particular emphasis on advancing your critical awareness and problem solving skills in order to develop innovative, reflective and pro-active approaches to meeting challenging and complex health needs. Examples of our pro-active approach to teaching and learning include; the analysis of contemporary non-communicable health issues such as obesity, diabetes and mental health, as well as those linked with public protection such as infectious disease surveillance and control.
Our MSc Public Health will be delivered by a range of teaching methods such as core lectures, group work, online activities, use of case studies and directed learning approaches. Shared learning with other professionals will be a focus of this course and you will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present-day public health practice.
Public health is a growing field of study, and therefore there is an abundance of job opportunities to suit a variety of interests and skills. A Master's degree will help career advancement within a variety of organisations and professions such as, health and social care, local authority, and voluntary organisations.
Work placement opportunities
It is anticipated that some students will access these modules on a part time basis and use personal work environments to support learning. Those students who are not currently working will have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work as a member of the University of Northampton's volunteering service.
- Leading Public Health Practice
- Research Methods - Philosophy & Study Design
- Comparative Health Systems
- Principles and Perspectives of Health Promotion
- Professional Project
- Substance Use and misuse
- Therapeutic Communication Intervention
- Voluntary Sector Placement
- Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations