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About Public Health at Nottingham Trent University

Our Public Health Masters degree has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. It will allow you to develop an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and method logical aspects of the discipline and following graduation you'll be enthused about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings. You'll also be able to adopt an independent and reflective approach to your learning and future careers.

How you're taught

The course is delivered through lectures, workshops, group work and one-to-one supervision. You'll receive support throughout your studies from committed and enthusiastic teaching staff, who are also involved in research activity.

The course employs a varied assessment regime, which includes essays, reports, a portfolio and presentations. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to design, implement and present a significant piece of research relevant topic of your choice.

You may also get the opportunity to hear from a range of guest speakers and alumni who have worked or volunteered internationally.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.

Careers and employability

The course cultivates intellectual and research skills, experience and knowledge suitable for effective practice in a wide range of multidisciplinary public health sectors. You will be equipped to progress into policy, research and practice roles in the public, private or voluntary arenas in the UK or internationally. For those already employed it provides transferable skills such as independent critical thought, analysis and evaluation, partnership working skills and self-directed learning.

Previous graduates have gone onto roles including:

  • Statistical analyst in the NHS
  • Community Care officer
  • Health improvement officer
  • Researcher
  • Health promotion senior practitioner
  • Project administrator
  • Registered general nurse
  • Teacher
  • Substance misuse worker
  • Support worker in a mental health charity
  • Musculoskeletal resource coordinator
  • Health and wellbeing officer.

*Data extracted from the Nottingham Trent University Graduate Destinations Database 2009-10 to 2013-14

Volunteering opportunities

You may also have the opportunity to become involved in volunteering opportunities via a project currently running in Uganda. This will provide you with excellent practical experience and transferable skills which you can apply within future careers.


As a Social Sciences student you will have easy access to the fantastic facilities in the Chaucer and Taylor buildings including:

  • Lecture theatres and teaching classrooms;
  • Open access PCs and secure wireless points;
  • Study areas and social spaces;
  • Chaucer cafe serving drinks and light snacks;
  • Our brand new School of Social Sciences reception, providing you with easy access to our helpful and friendly support staff.

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Entry requirements

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Such experience and skills are likely to include a range of the following:

Previous study: you should provide any history of previous study that suggests that you are likely to cope with a course of study at postgraduate level.

Work experience: you should be able to demonstrate a clear appreciation of your role, function and relevant achievements within employment, and an awareness of how the course of study may assist your future career aspirations.

Personal skills: you should be able to demonstrate ability to work independently and in teams, to solve practical problems, to plan work and manage time effectively in order to meet deadlines, and to show perseverance and initiative when required.

Communication: you should be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas effectively in both verbal and written forms.

Motivation: you should be able to provide a clear reason for applying for the course and have a demonstrable commitment to pursue study in the field of multidisciplinary Public Health. No references are required when applying for this course.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation or pre-masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you're already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-masters courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

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