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Professional Doctorate in Public Health and Health Promotion MSc/PGDip


About This Professional Doctorate

Course Description

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Public Health and Health Promotion at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

The Public Health and Health Promotion course aims to:

• enable students to gain theoretical knowledge in relation to public health and health promotion, research and practice insight

• completion to MSc level further enables the student to complete a primary research study of relevance to public health and health promotion

The Public Health and Health Promotion course is mapped to the National Occupational Standards, Public Health Career Framework and contributes to attainment of practitioner and/ or specialist public health status (UKPHR).

Key Features of Public Health and Health Promotion

Teaching and Employability:

- students will be able to critically evaluate theoretical and philosophical perspectives underpinning public health and health promotion

- develop students’ research knowledge and skills in research methods, utilising evidence and disseminating research findings to inform public health and health promotion practice

- a unique advantage of the programme is its application to practice and the inclusion of practice observation

The Public Health and Health Promotion course focuses on public health and health promotion and is both research-led and practice driven.

The Public Health and Health Promotion course develops students’ skills to provide students with relevant health information and the skills necessary to achieve change and to influence health policy at all levels.

The Public Health and Health Promotion programme covers historical background, current developments and future direction potentials of relevance in health and innovation in public health and health promotion practice.

A particular strength of the Public Health and Health Promotion course is the short observation placement module, enabling students to experience an area of practice interest as part of their development.

Students on the Public Health and Health Promotion course also undertake a primary research study as a requirement for completion to MSc qualification.

Modules

Modules on the Public Health and Health Promotion course typically include:

Developing Programmes and Evaluation

Health Protection

Foundations in Health Promotion

Foundations in Research

Public Health Practice

Public Health Evidence and Epidemiology

Management and Leadership for Public Health Practice

Public Health Ethics

Public Health and Health Promotion Course Structure

Full-time Public Health and Health Promotion students will study two days a week (Wednesdays and Fridays) from October to April and dissertations submitted in September of the same year. Part-time Public Health and Health Promotion students will study one day a week (Wednesdays in the first year, Fridays in the second year) over two years, and dissertations are submitted in September of the third year. All modules are core and therefore required to be successfully passed, there are no optional modules available in the Public Health and Health Promotion programme.

Staff Expertise

Public Health and Health Promotion staff members delivering these different modules and significant contributors and are considered expert in their fields. They include:

Senior Lecturer Rachel Hopkins

Professor Jane Thomas

Dr Gill Spedding

Professor Deb Fitzsimmons

Senior Lecturer Tony Duffy

Dr Pete King

Lecturer Ruth Hopkins

Dr Stephanie Best

Dr Alison Hann

Professor Joy Merrell

Postgraduate Community

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience.

In addition, students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences.


Visit the Public Health and Health Promotion MSc/PGDip page on the Swansea University website for more details!



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All Subject Areas: 100 Swansea University Master's Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Excellence Scholarships, each worth £3,000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2018.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes
All MA programmes (including MA by Research)
All MRes programmes
All MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Excellence Scholarship scheme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

You must have, or expect to achieve, a First Class honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2018. Programmes commencing in January, April and July are not eligible.Applicants must not have previously pursued a postgraduate master’s course at Swansea University. Students must be enrolling on a taught master’s or Master’s by Research/MRes programme at Swansea University for the first time in September 2018.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more information.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/taught/swansea-uni-masters-excellence-scholarships.php


(Scholarship)

Eira Francis Davies Scholarship for International Female Students - Single Award

The College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, invites females students ordinarily resident in a developing country to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship. The scholarship is available to female students studying taught master’s postgraduate courses within the College of Human and Health Sciences. A full list of eligible postgraduate taught courses can be found here.The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship is a full tuition fee scholarship, and will be awarded to the student demonstrating academic excellence and evidence of financial need. It is a condition of the award that the successful student return to their home country after completion of their studies, providing details of how their degree will better the lives of those at home.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full cost of international tuition fees

Eligibility

Applicants should hold a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelors degree, 3 A-Levels (excluding General Studies) at grade A-B, and 5 GCSEs at grade A-B ( or equivalent qualifications and grades).
Applicants must meet the English Language requirements on any stipulated condition of offer and UKVI requirements (Please visit the following website for more information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/).
Candidates must be female, and usually resident in one of the countries listed here.
Candidates must be enrolling for their first, full-time postgraduate course.Please visit our website for more information.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more information.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/taught/eira-francis-davies-scholarship-2018.php



Entry Requirements

Applicants to the Public Health and Health Promotion programme should have a relevant degree at 2.1 or above, or an equivalent recognised qualification and/or two years of relevant employment with evidence of educational/professional achievement. International students will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.


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