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The MSc/Dip by Research in Public Health Policy aims to provide a rigorous postgraduate training to graduates interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research across public health and social sciences.
It offers a structured training towards either research for a PhD or MPhil or, as a stand-alone degree, the basis for a research career. The programme is designed to be accessible to students from diverse academic backgrounds, notably the medical and social sciences, and will enable students to develop the skills necessary to conduct research in international public health policy.
The programme integrates generic social science and discipline-specific public health research training, and applies social science research methods to public health issues. Students benefit from a broad range of training not only in the Centre for International Public Health Policy, but also in the School of Social & Political Studies and the Public Health Sciences section.
Course-based training is by lectures, seminars, group work and guided independent study, while students will also benefit from participation in programmes of research seminars and workshops. Students will be assessed through coursework, written examination and dissertation.
Graduates will gain knowledge and understanding of:
You will also develop the skills to:
No specific academic or professional background is required but applicants should normally have at least a second-class honours degree or equivalent in social science, science, medicine, nursing or other related discipline. Eligibility from beyond the UK will be based on the National Academic Recognition Information Centre scheme.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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This article was published on Aug 21, 2013