If you have a personal commitment to the goal of improving people’s health, this Masters provides specialist training for you to make a real difference. We offer flexibility for you to focus on areas that match your interests and skills.
Public health covers three key domains. The first is health improvement, which includes monitoring specific diseases, risk factors and inequalities. The second is improving services, which includes audit, evaluation, service planning and efficiency. The third domain is health protection, which includes responses to infectious diseases and environmental hazards.
Public health professionals often work alongside colleagues in other disciplines. Consistent with this, Sunderland has created an environment that encourages interdisciplinary learning. We also help you develop the advanced skills in communication, reflective practice and group working that underpin professional success.
During the course you will analyse the government's agenda and its practical implications for community health. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to study an area of health care in depth, through a project.
The research aspects of the course are supported by Sunderland’s on-going research programme. Our Health Sciences and Well-being Research Beacon aims to conduct world-leading research that leads to better physical and mental health and well-being for all.