The Health Promotion MA is designed to equip you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to work in health promotion and public health at local, national or international levels.
Our masters teaching is linked with our health promotion research and is underpinned by an ethos of improving lives and making a difference. You will explore the environments and social conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age in relation to health. We will teach you how to design and apply evidence-based health promotion interventions and strategies.
This gives you the opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree and improve your health promotion practice and academic skills for personal or professional development.
The course is modular, so your exact programme of study will be tailored to reflect your previous experience and future ambitions, and your personal situation regarding full-time or part-time study.
There are opportunities for volunteering experience with local health promotion groups both as study modules and extra-curricular activities.
Masters dissertation can be by literature review, prime research, or work-based project reviewing or planning practice where you work.
The modules are designed to reflect the internationally recognised core competencies in health promotion (Galway Consensus statement of 2011 www.iuhpe.org). Masters graduates with appropriate experience are entitled to apply for membership of the voluntary UK Public Health Register.
You will have the opportunity to combine your health promotion study with complementary disciplines by choosing relevant modules from the Brighton Business School and Brighton & Sussex Medical School.
Health Promotion is a multidisciplinary field and we welcome students from all walks of life. The course will benefit you if you are working in a role with a health promotion component and want to deepen your knowledge, or if you want to develop skills for working in a health-related field. Our students include health and social care professionals, school teachers, voluntary workers and those changing career.
Global health issues are considered throughout our teaching, making the course relevant for participants from all types of economies.
Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with public health institutions locally, nationally, in Europe and Internationally.
We have a dedicated team of academic staff who are actively engaged in research and policy development and communication.
Scholarships are available for this course. Find out if you are eligible in the fees and funding tab below.