Public Health & Behaviour Change MSc Online

Take charge of your career. Study a public health master’s online at your convenience.

About the programme

The Public Health & Behaviour Change MSc from Brunel University London focuses on educating emerging health professionals on a wide range of topics, which will enhance your career prospects in the public health sector. Offered fully online, this master’s programme provides healthcare professionals with the practical skills to successfully navigate the challenges of the global health environment through the lens of behaviour change.  

This UK-based programme specialising in behaviour change gives international professionals the ability to gain the ideal credentials for a leading edge in major health organisations. With Brunel, you’ll build an in-depth understanding of health policies, sociological implications, and global health concerns, and gain the skills required to address contemporary health behaviour issues affecting local governments, health education, the voluntary sector, and more. 

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Leave a legacy

Positive social change means thinking long-term. Develop an awareness of how you can leave a lasting impact on communities through a public health career.

See the bigger picture

The broader your perspective, the greater change you can make. Learn to see the full picture and understand both domestic and global public health challenges and opportunities.

Innovative solutions

Thinking outside the box leads to innovation. Learn to design, develop, and evaluate effective programmes which address public health challenges and breakthroughs

Foster cross-cultural awareness

Different regions face different health challenges. Evaluate biological, environmental, legal, and regulatory factors which affect the health of local and global communities

Steer projects to success

Positive change stems from implementing important ideas. Learn how to effectively devise and deliver health projects on both a domestic and global scale

Become an influential leader

Exceptional leaders inspire change. Develop leadership and communication skills needed to inform, influence, and implement public health policies and programmes

Gain the skills to make a difference

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally-recognised qualification in a subject such as public health, allied health, health-related studies, social sciences, biosciences, and more. 

Non-native speakers of English need either of the following: 

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all) 
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)

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Start dates: January, May, September

Study mode: Online


Fees: £10,605

Course content

The Public Health & Behaviour Change MSc online consists of 8 modules worth 15 credits each and the culminating dissertation project: 

  • Behaviour Change and Intervention Design
  • Behavioural Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Public Health
  • Health and Society
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Research Methods
  • Theories of Behaviour Change
  • Research Project/Dissertation

Why Study Public Health and Behaviour Change MSc

World-renowned faculty

Our knowledgeable and dedicated academics are sought by students and professionals worldwide for their expertise and research

Skills to make an impact

Develop advanced skills to become an outstanding leader in the public health sector 

Your virtual campus

Study from any location and build valuable connections and healthcare solutions with like-minded professionals worldwide

World-renowned faculty at Brunel University
Learn advanced skills to make an impact
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Career with Public Health and Behaviour Change MSc

Graduates of this online master’s programme can go on to work in a wide range of rewarding and challenging roles in public health. For UK residents, the Public Health & Behaviour Change MSc can be an ideal way to gain job-ready skills in your local and national health organisations.  A few examples of the careers our public health graduates may choose to explore are: 

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Biosecurity Specialist
  • Public Health Manager

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Career support resources at Brunel University

Career support resources

Brunel+ Award 

The Brunel+ Award is designed to give you recognition for the non-academic activities that you participate in during your time here at Brunel.

Brunel PDC (Professional Development Centre) 

Our careers service helps students develop the skills and experience needed to stand out in the international job market.

Open Library 

Online students will have full access to Brunel’s digital library of books, articles, and other electronic resources.

  • Epidemiologist
  • Child Health Specialist
  • Health Informatics Specialist

Course tutor

Our aim is to support the development of students to become leaders in public health. We do this by unlocking their intellectual abilities and transferable skills as well as providing employment opportunities through access to a pool of potential employers.

Dr. Nana Anokye 

Director of Division of Global Public Health

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Student Testimonial

I have thirteen years of experience in social work. After so many challenges in social work, I decided to change my career and try to do something in behaviour change. Especially with my course that I have just completed and graduated, it'll allow me to try and work with a lot of children with behaviour issues and adults with behaviour issues like alcohol issues or drugs. I look forward to trying to help them make positive changes in their lives. 

Annie Pover

Public Health & Behaviour Changes MSc Online

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