1 year - full time
2 years - part time
The MSc Public Health Science course is especially designed to help you develop skills so that you can contribute to the improvement of global health and well-being of populations and to solve health-related problems nationally and globally. If you are a health professional, the MSc Public Health Science course will provide you with intensive training in public health, health economics and finance, epidemiology, international ethics, research methods, statistics, behavioural and social sciences. The course will enable you to conduct research in the fields of public health, medicine as well as life and social sciences. It is offered on a one-year full-time or two-year part-time basis.
How you will study
Your study activities will consist of:
- Scheduled contact/activity time (lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervisions and other similar activities);
- Structured independent study, such as preparing for scheduled learning; and
- A dissertation (12,000 words).
The course is a mix of timetabled activity and students’ independent learning and research study. “Scheduled Contact/Activity Time” (i.e. “Contact Hours”) involves interaction with, or supervision by teaching and associated staff and the activities provided for students. This may be performed face-to-face or mediated through other channels such as the Intranet. Alongside the scheduled activities, students’ independent study is very important. It is likely to include background reading and research, preparation for seminars or tutorials, follow-up work, wider practice, completion of assignments, revision and others.
All classes both for full-time (one year) and part-time (two years) students are conducted in the evenings, starting at 18:30. Full time students attend classes five days a week, while part students have classes two or three days a week.
The course consists of nine core modules and its structure is validated by the University of Westminster (UK) every three years. This may change, if necessary, in order to adapt to feedback received from a variety of sources.
- Introduction to Public Health
- Foundations of Epidemiology
- Health Promotion and Behaviour Change Communication
- Research Methods in Public Health
- Statistics in Public Health
- Public Health and Nutrition
- Health Economics and Systems
- Financing and Managing Healthcare
- Dissertation in Public Health Science
WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
Applicants should normally hold an Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum of a second lower class honours (2:2 or equivalent). Applicants without a formal higher education qualification or a formal qualification that is not at an equivalent academic standard, may be considered if the following conditions apply:
- They are or have been in employment where their role is in the area of the course and involves a high level of analysis and critical thinking.
- If the above condition is met, candidates will be required to provide evidence of such employment (nature and level of experience). This evidence will be considered during the interview process and the decision of the panel will be final.
Applicants must have:
- Had their first or second degree (or equivalent) taught and assessed in English; or
- An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in the writing component or another English Language Test recognised by the University of Westminster.
Applicants must have at least 12 months of full-time paid work experience or equivalent at the start of the academic year. For the purposes of this regulation, the academic year starts on 1st October.
Applicants will have to be 22 years of age at the start of the academic year. For the purposes of this regulation, the academic year starts on 1st October.
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements will be formally interviewed. The purpose of the interview is to determine the candidate’s ability to undertake and complete the course. The interview panel will also consider any equivalent or non-standard admission qualifications. In doing so, the panel may require additional evidence from the candidate to support the request for consideration for equivalency, such as the nature and level of work experience.
As health-related issues are growing around the world, there is a need for highly qualified professionals trained on international standards and evidence-based practices to make an impact and address these pressing issues.
Graduates of the course may pursue careers in management of public health and health care sector, policy analysis, monitoring, planning, evaluation and implementation of public health programmes. They may also engage with global health research through national and international government agencies, NGOs, the private sector and academic institutions.
The course is also designed to prepare professionals planning to pursue Ph.D. or D.Sc. degrees.
Evgeniya Shalaeva, MD, MPH, CHES
Evgeniya is a Cardiologist, MD, Principal Investigator, Master of Public Health, Certified Health Education Specialist, American Heart Association certified BLS, ACLS and PALS provider and instructor with 10 years of clinical and research experience in cardiology and healthcare. She has studied, trained and worked in Uzbekistan, the U.S.A. and Switzerland.
She designed, validated and launched the MSc Public Health Science course which is the first course of its kind in Uzbekistan, providing local and international graduates with a Master's Degree in Public Health Science that is recognised across the globe.
Her research interests include cardiovascular disease and prevention, diabetes, peripheral artery disease, COVID-19 research, epidemiology and biostatistics.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
Associate Professor, Akfa University
Westminster International University in Tashkent
After taking two initial modules of the MSc Public Health course – Introduction to Public Health and Foundations of Epidemiology – I found them both informative and absorbing. Considering the current global situation, the MSc Public Health course is a highly relevant and demandable programme. The knowledge and skills I will acquire will prepare me well for undertaking international research grants and addressing public health problems.
National Chamber of Innovative Healthcare