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Public health

Public health courses examine the issues and challenges of delivering medical and healthcare in a variety of environments, both in the UK and internationally.

Our portfolio of public health courses provides a range of options to explore health-related policy at the macro level and to understand how services and care are shaped by, and can be delivered in changing or extreme conditions. Why do some communities struggle more with dental health, for example, or how can women and children’s health services be delivered effectively in war zones or transient communities?

These courses will help you to explore national and international phenomena from the perspective of medical and healthcare and lay the foundation for a career supporting improving healthcare provision for the most vulnerable.

Public health courses


Postgraduate public health courses

Dental Public Health MSc

Global Health MSc ( with Global Surgery, Health Professions, Disasters & Adaptation and Conflict & Security pathways)

Global Health and Social Justice MSc

Palliative Care MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Public Health MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert - 100% online

Public Health MPH (with Environmental Health, Primary Care or Allied Health pathways)

Women & Children's Health MSc




  • We make extensive use of visiting lecturers from local NHS bodies and central government agencies such as Public Health England and the Department of Health.

  • King’s Centre for Global Health has extensive experience in global health teaching and is linked to programmes in Somaliland, Sierra Leone and Zambia, creating exciting opportunities for field research.

  • Draws on a uniquely wide range of global health expertise – from the School of Social Science & Public Policy to the four health schools and the three partners NHS Foundation Trusts.

  • Unique career potential due to specialist concentrations, focus on programme management and research skills and the involvement of NGOs and other employers in delivering the programme.

  • Specifically designed to focus on specialist training, to network with relevant NGOs at an early stage and to meet the needs of people working in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs.

  • King’s health partners is one of only 6 accredited academic health science centres in the uk

  • 16th in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health -  Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17

Careers – where could your course take you?

Our public health programmes open up a variety of career options, in the UK with government, NHS bodies and charities, and internationally with charities and NGOs targeting specific healthcare-related issues.

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