Public Health

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Are you keen to engage with contemporary challenges and opportunities in public health? The field of public health is expanding globally, in the context of increased migration, conflict, natural disasters and pandemics. The market therefore requires increased numbers of public health professionals.

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Course overview

Our dynamic course considers the impact the social determinants have on population health, the range of effective interventions and the ethical implications when working in public health promotion.

What you need to know

Course start date



On campus, Winchester

Course length

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time


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Typical offer

A first or second-class honours degree or professional experience in the area of study


From £9,775 pa

Course features

  • Gain knowledge and skills to work in public health environments
  • Learn from an experienced and approachable teaching team with wide ranging professional and academic backgrounds
  • Make a positive contribution to public health provision and the growing need for a trained, effective workforce of public health professionals
  • Benefit from excellent networks and practitioners with extensive experience of working in public health promotion
  • Learn about key public health issues and diseases in relation to the UK population as well as international public health policy and priorities

Course details

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

*Subject to Validation

Learning and teaching

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A wide variety of assessment types are used. These include written assignments (including essays and case studies); presentations (including oral and poster presentations); projects; and research proposals. Students also complete a substantial independent research project.

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes.

Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found by attending an open evening or contacting our teaching staff.


We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures section.

*Subject to Validation

'Validation' is the process by which the University approves a new programme to ensure that it provides a distinct, high-quality academic experience for students, that enables them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated then we will do our best to find you an alternative programme within the University.


Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing. The University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed. For further information please refer to


Entry requirements

A first or second-class honours degree or professional experience in the area of study

Applicants are normally working in a public health-related role already or are ambitious to enter the field. In either case this course will provide a wealth of valuable content, taught by expert tutors and researchers. 


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International points required

If English is not your first language you require IELTS 6.0 (including 5.5 in academic writing) or equivalent.

Applications need to be submitted before the published deadline on our website. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information see our How to Apply section. 

If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at

2024/2025 Course Tuition Fees 

  UK / Channel Islands /
Isle of Man / Republic of Ireland


Full-time £9,775 £18,300
Part-time £4,888 £9,150
Total £9,775 £18,300


Additional tuition fee information

If you are a UK student starting your degree in January / September 2024, the first year will cost you £9,775**.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

**The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year.

Additional costs

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:


Printing and Binding

The University is pleased to offer our students a free printing allowance of £20 each academic year. This will print around 500 A4 mono pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing. 


We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards section.


The programme provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and values which are essential for careers working in public health in the NHS. 


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"The tutors and the facilities around me have helped me gain that driven ambition; I've never felt alone in my journey." - Mandip, Postgraduate student

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