Full-time students will study two days a week (Wednesdays and Fridays) from October to April and dissertations submitted in September of the same year. Part-time students will study one day a week (Wednesdays in the first year, Fridays in the second year) over two years, and dissertations are submitted in September of the third year. All modules are core and therefore required to be successfully passed, there are no optional modules available in this programme.
The course assessment is designed to promote employability and purposely uses different strategies to address the diversity of employability requirements for Public Health & Health Promotion practice.
The eight modules in Part One are assessed separately over one or two years with a pass mark of 50%. Students leaving the course at the end of Part One and who have been successful in the assessment strategy will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits).
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) may be awarded to students who meet the criteria but are not eligible for the Diploma award.
Students must pass all assessments to precede to Part Two the dissertation stage (60 credits). Those successfully completing the dissertation will receive an MSc at pass, merit or distinction according to marks obtained.