MSc Public Health with Social Action
Do you want to make a difference to improving the health and wellbeing of populations through the empowerment of individuals and local communities?
If so, and you are looking to formalise your experience of using a social determinant approach to tackle the persistent health inequalities that exist in many populations, this may be the programme for you.
A particular strength of the MSc Public Health with Social Action at GCU London is that it provides students with the necessary skills, knowledge and competences to apply a social determinants approach in a local, national or international context. It will be of particular interest to those who aim to contribute to the health inequalities agenda, whether that is at a policy, research or practice level.
The course is firmly placed to support the GCU Mission which advocates that the university should enable graduates to make a positive contribution to society. The programme at GCU is also distinctive in that members of the wider programme team are active contributors to world class public health activities. Teaching staff have well established networks which work at the interface of policy research and practice at all levels to strengthen opportunities for social action.
The overall aim of the MSc Public Health with Social Action is to provide opportunities for future public health leaders from a wide range of backgrounds to undertake a Taught Masters programme that will enable the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, intellectual skills professional/practical skills and transferable key skills that are of direct relevance to safe and effective public health practice.
The programme is delivered via a blended approach, with lectures and seminars delivered in “blocks” and supported with online activity. It consists of compulsory and optional modules to allow students to tailor the programme to meet their individual learning needs. The compulsory modules are:
- The Principles and Theory of Public Health
- Public Health Theory to Social Action
- Health Economics and Development
- Evaluating Evidence to Develop Research and Inform Practice
- Advanced Epidemiology: Application and Evaluation in Practice
- Public Health Placement
Optional modules include:
- Health Protection
- Diabetes Care: a multi-professional approach
- Contemporary Leadership and Change Management in Healthcare
- Chronic Disease Management
- Sexual Health: Sexuality and Sexual Health
- Women’s Health
GCU London has two scholarships on offer to support talented individuals who can demonstrate that they want to make a difference to society. For details of how to apply, please download the document below.
Please note the deadline for submissions is 30 June 2013. Successful candidates will be notified in July 2013.
Candidates should have successfully completed a relevant first degree (Honours level or equivalent). In considering an applicant’s qualifications, the University’s guidelines for Flexible entry will be taken into account.
Candidates whose first language is not English are required to present evidence of satisfactory competence in English as demonstrated by a pass at IELTS level 6.0.
Pre-sessional English Language
For international students who do not meet the minimum English language requirements for direct entry to the postgraduate programmes available at GCU London, we offer English language courses to help you improve your English language skills.