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Public Health - Health Promotion
Postgraduate course
PG Dip

Public Health - Health Promotion

Overview

Our course develops the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to promote and protect public health and wellbeing. You will be equipped to fulfil a variety of roles in health promotion and public health, working in local authorities, health services or the voluntary sector.

We focus on the ways people and communities can empower themselves to improve their health, and how public policy can create healthier societies and places. You will also investigate the psychology of behaviour change, together with how people learn about health. The research strand will enable you to critically appraise evidence and develop research skills.

We have been providing specialist postgraduate health promotion training for more than forty years, and our courses are up-to-date with all the dynamic and current changes taking place in public health in the UK and globally.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
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.

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.

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.
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Careers

Jonathan Hindley

Careers

Jonathan Hindley
Advanced Health Improvement Specialist Leeds City Council

MSc Health Promotion

“My masters gave me the breadth and depth of knowledge I needed to be able to critically reflect on my practice. It perfectly covered the kinds of public health projects I’m now working on, such as migrant health, cancer screening and community members struggling with drug and alcohol dependencies. Working with diverse communities is a real privilege - I get a window into a world I wouldn’t usually see.

Modules & learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr James Woodall
Dr James Woodall
Head of Subject
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.
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.
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PG Dip Public Health - Health Promotion - Dr James Woodall, Senior Lecturer

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Library
    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.

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you get can get involved in learning. Our flexible courses – internet-based learning and part-time options – give you more choice, convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

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