Postgraduate

Public Health and Health Serv Res MSc PGDip PGCert

Public Health and Health Services Research MSc, PGDip, PGCert

MSc - full time: 12 months, part time: 24 or 36 months
PGDip - full time: 9 months, part time: 21 months
PGCert - part time: 9 months

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The Public Health & Health Services Research MSc balances the public health training and advanced research skills necessary for progression in academic or service work.

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About this course

The MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research is for those who are seeking to gain or enhance a high level of health research skills. You will also be suitable if you wish to pursue a career in public health or health services delivery and analysis in the UK and internationally, with:

  • the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad)
  • local government
  • the voluntary sector
  • academic healthcare

This MSc combines a range and high standard of health services research methods with the principles of public health science and practice. After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills to be able to proceed with a PhD or start or develop your career in public health and health services or related areas.

The MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research provides a broad-ranging preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health. Our teaching has been mapped against the Faculty’s competencies for public health practitioners to ensure that we continue to provide an excellent academic training.

The Public Health & Health Services Research MSc is based in the Institute of Health & Society in Newcastle University’s medical school, the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The Institute, headed by Prof Allyson Pollock, is one of the UK’s leading public health departments.

The MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research grows out of the Institute’s determination to undertake research and teaching to:

  • reduce health inequalities
  • address social injustice
  • improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2018 entry

MSc

The full MSc combines taught modules up to the value of 120 credits and a dissertation for 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

Postgraduate Diploma

You must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).

Postgraduate Certificate

The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) consists of 60 credits of taught modules and provides an introduction to the methods of public health and health services research.

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.

Careers

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Graduate destinations

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

Here are the fees you will pay for your course and some potential funding opportunities.

2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. 

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Contact us for details of our part time fees.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

Here are the academic and English language requirements you need to study on this course.

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline. You can also apply if you have successfully completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent.

If you have a different background you will be considered on an individual basis. If you have non-standard qualifications then you will be invited to an interview.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.5 overall (with at least 7.0 in writing)

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course, but we recommend that you apply by the start of September.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.