Start Dates
January, May, September
12-24 months
Public Health and Health Promotion MSc online
Awarded by
Brunel University London
Explore a multidisciplinary approach to facing and solving challenges in the field of contemporary public health and health promotion.
Brunel University London’s Public Health and Health Promotion MSc online is carefully designed to provide professionals with insight and research skills needed to solve contemporary public health issues. Graduates of the course will have a critical understanding of the scope and structure of public health, and how health policy and global public health are related to politics, psychology, and sociology.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Public Health and Health Promotion MSc online programme will possess career-ready skills and understanding of:

  • The scope and nature of contemporary public health and health promotion at the local, national, and global levels
  • Major factors that determine health and how to promote public health to address social and economic inequalities and promote values of social justice
  • Reflective practice, research, communication, transferable skills, and working in groups
  • The principles and complexities of using evidence, including researching, analysing, and evaluating health information and policy
  • Ethical, political, societal, and cultural dilemmas that arise in public health and health promotion
  • Conducting an empirical research project in a contemporary issue associated with public health and health promotion.
  • The programme modules and learning content are delivered via the Canvas study platform, and feature the following resources:

    • Professionally produced video lectures created by leading business practitioners 

    • A designated programme tutor who will provide support and feedback throughout your studies

    • Case studies and discussion questions to enhance your understanding of theory in context 

    • Downloadable e-books and free library resources to aid your assignment writing and research

    • Access to online forums where you can share and discuss new concepts with fellow students and professionals from around the world.

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a relevant subject for the programme which you are applying.

    Non-native speakers of English need either of the following:

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
    • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all)
    • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)

    Brunel’s Public Health and Health Promotion MSc online is comprised of nine modules which will help you to understand and solve issues in contemporary public health and health promotion. This understanding will be applied to an analysis of ethical, political and policy debates informing health promotion and public health practice globally. 

    The programme follows an active learning and research-led approach, as reflected in the course modules:

    • Global Public Health

    • Health Economics

    • Epidemiology

    • Health Promotion

    • Health Policy, Politics and Social Justice

    • Research Methods

    • Health and Society

    • Implementing Change in Public Health and Health Promotion

    • Research Project

  • The public health and health promotion field employs professionals across several different levels and communities. Possible careers in public health and health promotion include health coordinator, health promotion specialist, and public health educator.

  • If you’d like to apply, click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.

Director Speaks

Dr. Nana Anokye
“Our aim is to support the development of students to become leaders in public health and health promotion. We do this by unlocking their intellectual abilities and transferable skills as well as providing employment opportunities through access to a pool of potential employers.”
— Dr. Nana Anokye, Director of Division of Global Public Health
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