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Year of Entry 2020/21
MSc

Public Health


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,420 for the course
International: £13,905 for the course
How long will I study? 18 Months
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • Explore the links between policy, evidence and practice and address key questions in healthcare.
  • Learn how successful management requires development of critical approaches to theory, practice, and outcome measurement.
  • Develop knowledge in key competencies necessary to join the UK Voluntary Register for Public Health specialists.

If you work or want to work at an operational, managerial or strategic level in public health, this course is ideal. If you currently work in a public health role you can gain academic credit for work based learning in the Public Health Practice elective.

How you learn

Networking opportunities Beyond the course, you have access to a wide range of developmental and professional events in the department and the wider university as well as volunteering and employment agencies. In addition, you're also supported to find work experience and are well supported by a comprehensive suite of career management services including interview training and networking opportunities.

Applied learning

Rather than a traditional lecture and seminar format, a variety of learning and teaching methods are used with an emphasis on peer learning and class participation. The course is taught by relatively small team and draws on guest speakers from a range of public health roles which may include GPs, Community Health Workers, policy makers and public health practitioners.

You learn through

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • presentations
  • oral presentations
  • reports
  • essays
  • book reviews

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • teenage pregnancy coordinator
  • health promotion specialist
  • five-a-day co-ordinator
  • health visitor
  • public health nurse
  • midwife
  • nurse consultant
  • PhD study

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Agewell
  • Sure Start

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

Normally a degree or other qualification at an equivalent level plus experience in the field of public health or research. We are keen to encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foundations Of Epidemiology A Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Epidemiology B Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health, Culture And Public Health Development Work Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Health Promotion Principles, Policy And Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Practical
Module: Inequality, Health And Poverty Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Infectious Disease And Long Term Conditions Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Public Health Evidence: Synthesis And Analysis Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Public Health Nutrition Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Public Health Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sexualities, Health And Inequalities Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Dissertation (Public Health) Credits: 60

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £7,420 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,905 for the course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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