MSc Health Promotion / Health and Society
We look forward to welcoming you to King’s College London in September for what we hope will be a challenging and rewarding experience.
will take place on Wednesday 19th September 2012
from 2 – 5pm in the Great Hall, Strand Campus
There will be a welcome and induction event
from 5.30pm on Tuesday 25th September 2012
in Room 3/7, Waterloo Bridge Wing, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
You can also view the timetable for the year
STOP PRESS! 16 AUGUST 2012.
SOME PRELIMINARY READING FOR THE MSc HEALTH PROMOTION/ MSc HEALTH AND SOCIETY PROGRAMMES
Once again, we look forward to welcoming you to your period of study on the programmes here in the Department of Education and Professional Studies. It would probably be helpful if you were able to look at some of the texts below before we meet in September. There is no need to read everything here from cover to cover, but some sense of what the texts are about, what arguments the writers are trying to convey etc. would probably be helpful as you begin your studies. In any event, the book by Tim Parks is one that we will be reading together in the first few weeks of the Autumn Term. Parks is a novelist and this is his account of how he came to terms with his own health problems, in rather unconventional ways. During his search for means of dealing with his difficulties he reached lots of interesting and unexpected conclusions about himself, his life, his past- and his health. Plus it’s an easy read and I think it’s funny. (Of course, you may not have the same sense of humour as me!)
I will look forward to meeting you soon.
Best wishes, Peter Duncan (MSc Health Promotion/ MSc Health and Society Programme Director)
Duncan, P (2007). Critical Perspectives on Health. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Parks, T (2011). Teach us to Sit Still: A Sceptic’s Search for Health and Healing. London: Vintage.
Seedhouse, D (2001). Health: Foundations for Achievement (Second Edition). Chichester: Wiley.
For full- time students only:
Saks, M and Allsop, J (eds) (2007). Researching Health: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods. London: SAGE.
For general queries about the MSc Health programmes contact:
Postgraduate Taught Programmes Officer
Tel: 020 7848 3168
For admissions queries please contact:
Tel: 020 7848 7231 or 7207