University of West London
Public Health and Wellbeing MSc
University of West London

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Do you care about promoting and protecting population health? Do you want to help individuals and communities improve their health and wellbeing? This course aims to give you the knowledge to help you understand the impact that financial, social and environmental circumstances have on the health of people.

We welcome students from a variety of vocational and professional backgrounds, and you will study in a supportive, enjoyable learning environment.

This course will help you develop your skills in critical analysis and synthesis, information and evidence retrieval, ability to read and absorb information from a wide range of sources, leadership and creativity to tackle public health challenges at global and local levels. It focuses on key public health disciplines from healthy public policy, epidemiology, research methods and methodologies and global public health.

There is a particular focus on the health of individuals, families and communities. This focus is given an effective foundation by a team of lecturers who have experience of working in the UK and international public health.

Throughout the course you will be exposed to the issues that affect public health and wellbeing. You will work to identify the risk factors such as obesity, smoking and disease, which effect peoples’ health and learn how to minimise these risks.

You will also gain the essential knowledge and skills to plan, deliver and evaluate health promotion interventions helping ensure everyone has a chance to live long, fulfilling and healthy lives.

Importantly, your studies will help to strengthen your management and leadership skills, which are essential for working in a public health role.

You can expect to study with students from a range of work backgrounds, including, but not limited to:

  • general nurses

  • mental health nurses

  • midwives

  • people in the health and fitness industry

  • people working with local authorities

  • sexual health workers

  • voluntary workers

  • youth workers

The course content has been developed with professional relevance in mind, and you will learn from highly skilled staff, many of whom conduct advanced research in their specialist areas. This will ensure that your period of study is both challenging and rewarding.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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Students will be required to hold a 1st degree with a minimum classification of 2.2. 1st degrees in any subject will be accepted. GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics. International IELTS of 7.0 required.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

The University of West London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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.

University Rankings

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About University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) is a government funded university in England. West London is made up of eight distinct schools: Claude Littner Business School, London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, the School of Computing and Engineering, the College of Nursing, London College of Music, the School of Law and Criminology, the School of Human and Social Sciences, and the London School of Film.

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