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Public Health - Health Promotion

Postgraduate course

Develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to promote and protect public health and wellbeing.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus

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Our Centre for Health Promotion Research has a track record for its evaluation work, research with communities and commitment to tackling health inequalities.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Health, Social Sciences, Nursing, Teaching, Environmental Health, Health Visiting, Community Work or International Development, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 is required for those whom English is not their first language, recognised equivalents are acceptable. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


  • Barry Cullen


Barry Cullen
Self-employed Adult Dietitian, The Valley Clinic

PG Dip Dietetics

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“My course provided a direct route into becoming a professional dietician, and gave me the work experience I needed. The prospect of working as a dietician within the NHS really appealed to me, so it was a big plus to be able to do my placements there.


Provides a basis for the study of public health and health promotion, with key principles and theory.

Develop a range of skills underpinning research, evaluation and evidence based practice, and deepend your awareness of ontological, epistemological and methodological frameworks and how they relate to research.

Gain the theoretical foundation and practical skills required to complete small scale, focusing on writing a research proposal, how to conduct research and how to analyse health-related data.

Considers how public policy can create healthier societies and places health promotion within the latest ideas and current thinking.

Investigates the psychology of behaviour change, how various media can be used and how people learn about health.

Examines how communities work and how they can be empowered to create their own health.

Provides the practical skills of planning health promotion and how theories can be put into practice.

Our course is recognised by the Institute of Health Promotion and Education, and our contacts with practitioners in the public health community are well established, both regionally and nationally. We have a track record for our evaluation work, research with communities, commitment to tackling inequalities in health, and in providing an evidence base for practice.

Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and countries, giving a chance to share experience, learn from each other and develop collaborative practice. A large number of our students have continued their career as public health consultants and health promotion specialists.
  • Dr James Woodall
    Dr James Woodall Dr James Woodall
    Head of Subject

    I mainly take a qualitative approach to research - much of my work has involved talking to prisoners about their experiences of being inside and how that impacts on their health and wellbeing. I've recently been involved in a project with the Jigsaw Visitors' Centre at HM Prison Leeds, evaluating their service provision for prisoners' families, prisoners and prison staff.

    James is both a Senior Lecturer and Reader in Health Promotion. He has published work regarding prison and offender health, and empowerment in health promotion.
  • PG Cert Public Health - Health Promotion - Dr James Woodall, Senior Lecturer

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  • Library



    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite


    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities


    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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