University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - MSc Applied Public Health

Programme covering range of disciplines range of disciplines from health protection, epidemiology to media and communication helping to understand interagency and interprofessional ways of working.
  • University of Central Lancashire, England
  • 8300 £
  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • 22 May 2023

Course Information

In this programme you will learn how to effectively plan, conduct, and analyse research in public health, as well as apply theoretical perspectives to real-world issues. The gained knowledge will help you in understanding key factors of health, inequalities in health, and the importance of addressing these with evidence-based approaches – including epidemiological and statistical methods.

The goal of the programme is to teach you how to identify ways to assess, protect, and improve the health of populations, from evaluating health initiatives to appropriately employing the media to share information. 


About the University / School

The University of Central Lancashire is the international, multi-campus University tracing its roots back to 1828 and leading the way in modern learning today. It is one of the UK’s largest universities with a staff and student community approaching 38,000.

The University of Central Lancashire was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. University's motto ‘Ex solo ad solem’ means ‘from the earth to the sun’ and remains an important part of who we are today. UCLan helps people from all walks of life to achieve their potential. In UCLan we believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life. Through the combination of academic excellence and real-world teaching, the university inspires people to transform their lives by seizing opportunities and achieving things they never thought possible.

Graduates of The University of Central Lancashire achieve outstanding results and are highly employable. Over 69% of UCLan's students graduate with a First or 2:1 while 95.5% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduating.

UCLan offers truly international experience, with student community coming from more than 100 countries around the world. UCLan is ranked in the top 7% of universities worldwide (Centre for World University Rankings 2021-22).

The University has recently refreshed its Strategic Plan to further recognise that sustaining and enhancing the wellbeing of people, places and the planet are amongst the most important challenges we face today.


Learning format

This programme consists of four modules followed by research project.
Weekly activities include mix of webinars, forums, and learning activities. In order to complete essays, projects and research project you will be provided with an access to online library where learning materials can be found.

Assessment is made based on a combination of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessment involves tutor feedback on your presentations and other projects, whereas summative assessments will typically take place through essays and assessed coursework.


Entry requirements

In order to qualify for the programme, the following criteria need to be met:
- you need to hold at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field,
- if you’re looking to progress through the experiential learning route, you’ll need to provide a more detailed personal statement than usual along with a CV highlighting your relevant work experience,
- you may be asked to attend an online, 45-minute interview to discuss your background and interest in the course,
- if English is not your first language, you’ll need to hold a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or an accepted equivalent.

Please note that we’ll consider all candidates on their individual merits.

Apply before:

08 May 2023

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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - MSc Applied Public Health