Public Health PgCert
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Key Course Facts
The MSc in Public Health course has been designed within a multi-professional, modular framework that draws on a wide range of disciplines. The course combines a set of four compulsory core modules (Principles and Practice of Public Health, Epidemiology, Essential Statistics in Health and Medical Research, and Research Methods and Critical Appraisal) with a range of optional modules (eg Health Protection, Nutrition in Public Health, International Health etc) which allows students to focus on areas relevant to their work and professional interests. The research dissertation module provides an excellent opportunity to integrate study-based learning with a work-based research project improving students' competencies and skills to enhance their long-term career in public health. The course delivers a solid grounding in public health theory and practice to provide a mechanism for analysing and instituting change in practice and to support public health leadership and registration. This is particularly pertinent in a challenging time of change and the course addresses recent moves in responsibility for the delivery of public health programmes. Teaching sessions are delivered by academicians and practitioners who are active in the field. The inter-professional background of the course participants fosters an environment in which occupational experiences are shared and a wider understanding of multidisciplinary public health issues is gained. The course is open to all students who are intending to practice in public health or related fields, and professionals who are in a position to deliver improvements in population health. Typical professions include primary care and public health practitioners, specialist community public health nurses, health promotion specialists, community development workers, environmental health officers and managers in the NHS and local authorities.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
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Applicants should have achieved a first or second class undergraduate honours degree in any subject or equivalent OR Evidence of at least three years’ work experience in an environment related to public health. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity to study at Masters level. OR Successful completion of at least three years' basic medical science at a UK medical school (having gained at least 360 credits) with a guaranteed place to continue medical studies on completion of the MSc.
Tuition Fees Public Health PgCert
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Due to visa restrictions, international students requiring a student visa including EU/EEA who require a student visa are eligible to apply for BSMS full-time Masters courses only. Part-time Masters courses, all PGDip and all PGCert courses are open to UK and Irish students and international students including EU/EEA who have an alternative visa/immigration permission to stay in the UK such as settled/pre-settled status, Tier 2/work visa, indefinite leave to remain etc.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) works together with the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton to provide multi-disciplinary programmes for Medicine subjects. The main offering for Undergraduates at this school is a 5-year medical degree focused on developing new doctors with the use of their state-of-the-art and modern facilities, which include anatomical laboratories, lecture theatres, and much more.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Environmental Health with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||Liverpool John Moores University||100%||0%||5%||£9250||£11000||130||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Public Health BA||Buckinghamshire New University||100%||0%||18%||£9250||£12500||94||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Public Health with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||University of Keele||67%||0%||2%||£9250||£19800||140||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Midwifery with Public Health (January) Msci (Hons)||Birmingham City University||44%||0%||4%||£9250||£12000||137||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Environmental Health BSc (Hons)||Leeds Beckett University||71%||0%||10%||£9250||£10500||109||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|Public Health BSc (Hons)||University of Greenwich||82%||1%||10%||£9250||£14500||119||London||On campus Full-time|
|Public Health with Foundation Year BA||Buckinghamshire New University||100%||0%||18%||£9250||£12500||94||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Public Health and Health Promotion BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||76%||0%||40%||£9250||£14500||95||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Public Health BSc (Hons)||University of Keele||67%||0%||2%||£9250||£19800||140||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Public Health and Community Wellbeing BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||88%||2%||15%||£9250||£20118||119||Bradford||On campus Full-time|