MA in Risk, Health and Public Policy
The MA in Risk, Health and Public Policy offers advanced training in research methods on the determinants of health and well-being, and their implications for health policy and service provision. It is led by experts in population health from a social science and public health perspective. The course responds to the observation that we often overlook the critical role played by communities in creating and managing risks, and that we need to develop new approaches to growing resilience within communities.
This MA teaches students research methods in health and public policy, with special emphasis placed on population health and social policy. Students learn about the ‘social determinants’ associated with public health risks including unemployment and poverty. The socioeconomic impacts of financial crises, for example, have large implications for public health risk creating new challenges for research and governance. Students will be trained in both quantitative and qualitative methods to learn how to produce evidence relating to the wider determinants of health that is likely to benefit population health.
Graduates from this programme will be well suited to the needs of social and community work, to health professionals, and to those seeking to pursue research degrees.
The teaching is really at a high level, you can’t ask for better in terms of the staff.Terry McClure MA in Risk, Health & Public Policy
|MA in Risk, Health and Public Policy|
|Understanding Risk||30 Credits||(core module)|
|Risk Frontiers||15 Credits||(core module)|
|Fundamentals of Risk Research||15 Credits||(core module)|
|Social Policy and Society||30 Credits||(optional module)|
|Social Risks for Population Health||30 Credits||(optional module)|
|Dissertation by Research (or) Vocational Dissertation||60 Credits||(dissertation options)|