Community Health PGCert

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
USD 9,029
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 16,751

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally possess:

  • a good honours degree (normally first or 2:1) from a UK educational institution or equivalent recognised award from an overseas institution
  • recent professional qualifications and relevant experience, normally recognised registration or recordable qualification
  • directly relevant experience which will normally mean work that is recent (within the last five years), and has been based in health or social care, or engaged in community health-related, or voluntary sector settings. Applicants will need to demonstrate an ability to study and write at level 7.
  • a clear rationale and interest for personal and professional development in community health, and a commitment to masters level study.


  • There are no requirements for organising practice placements, but please note, some optional modules may require students to apply their learning to a practice setting so they will need to check the assessments if they are not already employed in a relevant health or social care setting.
  • Claims for the Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (APeL) will be considered. As is normal in the Graduate Programme, this will differentiate between different levels i.e. a maximum APeL of 90 Level 7 credits for a Masters, 60 Level 7 credits for a PG Dip, 30 Level 7 credits for a PG Cert.
  • Students with disabilities are welcome and will have their needs addressed and reasonable adjustments made in accordance with the requirements of the Equalities Act and in accordance with university policy and practice.
  • If you are unable to meet the above requirements, you may be able to register for a standalone module. Students who are successful studying one module and are awarded credits may then be eligible, after consultation with the course leader, to enrol for further modules and the course.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 7.0 overall and a minimum of 6.5 in the other elements, or equivalent qualification.


Two mandatory modules specific to these courses include:

Collaboration in Community Health
This module enables you to develop a theoretical understanding of collaborative working in community health and to be able to critically practice and evaluate collaboration in community health settings in the UK.

Culture, Community Health and Wellbeing
This module is designed to develop your ability to critically reflect on experience, knowledge and evidence relevant to community health and wellbeing and allow you to understand how health knowledge, related practices and health behaviour are shaped by the cultural contexts in which they occur.

Core modules

  • Collaboration in Community Health
  • Culture, Community Health and Wellbeing
  • One research module selected from the GPHSS 
  • Dissertation (MSc award only).

Optional modules include

  • A Critical Approach to Practising Public Health
  • A Critical Approach to Capacity-building for Early Interventions
  • Enhancing Practice in Safeguarding Children in Practice
  • Advanced Mental Health Assessment 
  • Advanced Management of Heart Failure OR Advanced Respiratory Care
  • Case Management in Health and Social Care
  • Critical Analysis in Decision-making
  • Contemporary Issues in the Health and Well-being of Older People
  • Managing Change
  • Leadership, Roles and Responsibilities
  • Strategy and Planning in the Public and Voluntary Sector.

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