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Postgraduate Health

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Why study Postgraduate Health at UEL?

As a student on either the MRes Health Science or the MSc Public Health MSc courses, you’ll gain the knowledge and research skills that will enable you to return to your healthcare workplace with an enhanced understanding of leadership and management. You will be an eligible candidate for managerial positions in public, private, consultancy healthcare organisations and NGOs. 

  • World-class research - Our health studies researchers made a major contribution to our superb performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, in which 86 per cent of our Allied Health submission was rated either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. This makes us the top modern university in London for our area of research and eighth in the country.
  • Leadership qualities employers want - Our courses are unique in London in the way they enable students to develop the leadership and management qualities that are in such high demand in the healthcare sector and will put you firmly on the promotion ladder.
  •  Versatile transferable skills- Whether you are a podiatrist, a speech therapist or a nurse – if you work in any kind of clinical setting you will reach a point at which you cannot progress without some kind of additional training and demonstrable management competency.

  • Campaigning- You get the chance to get hands-on experience with 'learning by doing’ initiatives which engage with local people and provide valuable work experience for students to include in their CVs. For example, UEL MSc students carried out a ‘Small c’ campaign, running a cancer awareness programme at a nearby shopping mall in Stratford.
  • Keeping current with the NHS -After completing this course you will be well placed to advance to senior roles, such as director of public health and help with current issues such as the NHS, which is going through enormous changes. This aligns with the growing emphasis in the health care sector on the integration health care services to meet complex health needs. 
  • Public health links- Our research into public health links in with UEL’s internationally renowned Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD), which regularly carries out research across the UK and overseas. The IHHD has been heavily involved in more than 50 significant projects since its foundation in 2006.