About this course
The Health Promotion and Education programme critically explores the health issues and promotion needs of a diverse range of communities in the UK and globally.
The course will benefit you if you are working in education, or have some experience of this, and want to enhance your health promotion and teaching practice. It gives you the opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree and improve your practice for personal or professional development.
The course has been designed to equip participants with skills to meet the internationally recognised core competencies in health promotion and relevant components of the UK National Occupational Standards for the Practice of Public Health.
Masters graduates with appropriate work experience are entitled to apply for membership of the voluntary UK Public Health Register.
All of our courses are regularly reviewed to keep them up-to-date and relevant so that on graduation you will be fully equipped to work effectively in local, national and international contexts.
Degree and/or experience
- normally a good UK honours degree or equivalent recognised award from an overseas institution.
- Candidates with professional qualifications (eg nursing certificate) and/or directly relevant experience, and/or record of active involvement in civil society organisations will also be considered, although they will need to demonstrate ability to study and write at Level 7.
- English-speaking students from overseas are particularly welcome.
- Students opting to take the Health and Social Care Education postgraduate certificate as the education element of this course are required to be teaching for a minimum of 15 hours per week in a health or social care setting.
- Applications are accepted throughout the year and prospective candidates are usually interviewed by telephone or Skype.
- Early application is recommended, particularly for international students, as time needs to be allowed for the IELTS and visa requirements.
- Offers will be made depending on the following criteria: academic qualifications; professional experience; personal profile, and academic writing skills.
- Claims for the Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning will be considered up to a maximum of 30 level-7 credits.
English Language Requirement
- IELTS 7.0 overall and a minimum of 6.5 in the other elements, or equivalent qualification.