The doctorate of Public Health @ Brunel is unique for two reasons - it is cross-disciplinary, with staff from Social Sciences disciplines, as well as Health Sciences, involved in the teaching and research, and students will receive a practical as well as theoretical education in public health, preparing graduates for leadership in the world of public health.Entry RequirementsBachelors degree with first or 2.1 honours in a relevant discipline. Masters degree in a relevant discipline. A candidate will usually have at least three years of relevant health or social science related work experience. English Language Proficiency IELTS 7 or TOEFL equivalent.Course AimsThe DrPH scheme is a 3-year programme combining public health focused research with industrial experience, along with personal and professional development. The programme provides advanced training in research, analysis and management of population health and will develop leaders and future leaders in public health practice.Course ContentTaught Modules (all core)The course spans three years, and is divided into four sections of two periods each, beginning with a research-led taught part, followed by three complementary placements, each focusing on research, policy and practice. Each of the three placements will generate a publishable paper, with the final period spent on assimilating the knowledge gained to create an overall body of work.
The programme contains 120 taught credits integrated with the research-based component of the course.
Research and Analytic Methods
Health, Policy and Systems
Disease, Health, Illness and Wellbeing
Principles, Practice and Leadership in Public Health (integrated learning)CareersIt is anticipated that graduates would take up public health positions with EU/UK and Overseas governments in public health management, as well as the international civil service, and national and international NGOs.