Postgraduate Taught

PgCert Public Health and Wellbeing

This modular, interprofessional course offers graduates and practitioners from different health and social care contexts the opportunity to build advanced knowledge and skills in order to support and enhance their practice and career development within the broad field of public health and wellbeing. The programme is suitable for international, UK and local graduates.

Exit Awards

PgCert (60 credits)

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Our teaching and learning approaches are broadly humanistic and transformative, encouraging you to be an independent and participative learner. Lifelong learning, readiness to listen and explore and openness to new experiences are ecouraged through a mixture of lectures, seminar and small group work and online learning. Assessment methods vary according to which modules you select to study; they all encourage application of theory to practice and include a mixture of essay, examination and poster presentation.

While as a postgraduate student you will predominantly be working independently, there is a strong structure for academic support. Normally, there are fewer than 20 students in the class. This ensures that individuals receive excellent support and benefit from interaction with other students.

Teaching Hours and Attendance

The modules within the PgCert Public Health and Wellbeing are flexible in their delivery and can be studied full or part time.

Modules are offered in a variety of formats including day release, short blocks, separate days or online learning.


Public Health Perspectives Across the Lifespan (30 credits)

You will then undertake a further 30 credits from the following elective modules:

Epidemiology (15 credits)/ Risk and Resilience: Working with Vulnerable Individuals, Families and Groups (15 credits)/ Global Public Health (15 credits)/ Health Promotion and Health Education for Allied Health Professions and Nurses (15 credits)/ Interventions for Health Promotion (15 credits)

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (July 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.

Studying Single Modules Only

Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest


The PgCert can support the continuous professional development of those working in public health and wellbeing. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from people working in statutory, non statutory settings and third sector organisations. Students who complete this programme may wish to continue their studies and complete a PgDip Person-Centred Practice (Public Health and Wellbeing) or a MSc Person-Centred Practice (Public Health and Wellbeing).

Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally be graduates with evidence of relevant recent academic study.

International: Where your degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Criminal Records Check: A satisfactory criminal records check will be required. Compliance with the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and mental health legislation for clinical placement and employability in statutory services, for work with children and in other sensitive areas of employment.

Application Deadline


More Information and Contacts

Admissions ( or Lindsey Regan (, +44 (0)131 474 0000.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2017/18 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

Course Overview

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2.5 – 7 years
Start Date
September 2017
Study Abroad
School of Health Sciences
Fees & Funding