Health Promotion PGCert

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
USD 7,960
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 16,751

Entry Requirements

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.


  • 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.


Core modules

  • Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Health Promotion Practice
  • Either Global Health Promotion or Community, Culture and Wellbeing
  • A research methods module from the School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme
  • Dissertation


  • Two options chosen from the GPHSS. The course leader can advise you about which modules would be suitable based on your background, experience and interests.

Typically, students take: 

  • Nutrition in Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Meeting the Challenges of Public Health in Practice
  • Social Marketing 
  • Community Psychology Theory and Practice
  • Health Protection
  • Personal and Social Transformations.

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