This module develops an in-depth critical awareness of the ideology and theoretical understanding associated with health promotion, exploring current policy and practice associated with health improvement and modernising public health.
Research informed key lectures will deliver core content, providing students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop conceptual understanding of the principles of health education / health promotion.
Seminars and group learning will be used to facilitate teacher/learner/peer dialogue and inter-professional discussion to further develop and challenge conceptual understanding and engage in critical debate, self-reflection and critical evaluation of changes that can be made in practice.
Directed study provides students with the opportunity to undertake reading, participate in enquiry based learning, address individual learning needs and contextualise learning to the students own area of practice.
A VLE will be used to provide access to online resources, lecture notes & external links to websites of interest.
- 2:1 honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences subject.
- 2:2 honours degree and a minimum of two years professional public health related experience may also be considered.
- A degree level professional qualification in an appropriate subject, normally with some experience in the broad field of public health.
English language requirements
English language IELTS 6.5 overall, with no subtest lower than 5.5.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.
Fees, finance and scholarships
- 10 credits: £598
- 20 credits: £1,194
- 30 credits: £1,794
- 40 credits: £2,388
- Dissertation modules (if applicable): £2,584
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
Health Education England may fund some health courses/modules at the University of Bradford for healthcare staff providing NHS services working within West Yorkshire and Harrogate, against organisational training priorities identified through the organisations training needs analysis.
You are therefore advised to contact the SSPRD Signatory within your organisation regarding their organisational training priorities.
See our fees and financial support section.
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. For full details, visit our scholarships section.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
This module will support your career progression in your chosen field. You can choose to build upon this module with further study that can lead to a full MSc award.