This programme is applicable to public health and healthcare professionals who wish to pursue a career in public health or global health. It is also suitable for intercalating medical students between years 4 and 5 of their undergraduate course.
•A recognised first degree or equivalent will be required with a minimum of an upper second/ 2:1 class honours degree. This can be in public health / health promotion, health professions (medicine, nursing, paramedic science, dentistry, etc) or in a global health related topic (for example health management, forestry, veterinary care, biomedical science, media and communications). Applicants who have acquired global health experience working or volunteering with the health sector, Non-Governmental Organisations, Local Government or International Agencies (such as WHO or UN) will be considered if staff responsible for admissions are confident of the candidate’s ability to succeed in the programme, in line with QAA guidance.
If your first language is not English you will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each category (speaking, listening, reading, & writing) will be required.
Students with a first degree from the UK may still be required to take IELTS.
Accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL) and accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) refer to the process by which previous formal certificated learning and informal non-certificated learning can be awarded credit towards modules within the sphere of Higher Education. Credit for prior learning, whether certificated or experiential, may count towards the requirements for the named award. The maximum amount of credit for prior learning (certificated or experiential) claimed towards the award is 120 credits. To qualify for the award of a masters degree, your dissertation must be completed at the University of Plymouth. If you are seeking credit (whether certificated or experiential), you will normally be required to apply for such credit on receipt of an offer of a place on the programme. Requests for APCL if you are already on a programme will be considered provided that you submit the request in the session before you would normally begin the module/stage for which you are seeking credit. In the case of requests for APEL, this would be at least six months prior to the beginning of the session before you would normally begin the module(s)/stage against which you are seeking credit.
The University of Plymouth is committed to providing equality for all irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity (including race, colour and nationality), gender, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and will work to ensure that all students, employees and visitors, as well as those who apply or seek to apply to work or study at the University, are treated fairly and are not subjected to discrimination by the University on any of these grounds (University Equality and Diversity Policy, Revised April 2011).
The Faculty of Health welcomes applications from people with disabilities who will be considered on the same academic grounds as other potential students. Considerations about individual needs arising from disability will be made separately, and we will strive to meet an individual disabled student's needs wherever possible and in consultation with Disability Services
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.