MSc in Physical Activity and Public Health
This program focuses on the promotion and maintenance of physical activity related to public health and wellbeing. It will equip you with key specific skills and provide you with a unique insight into the intriguing interactions between physical activity and health by infusing epidemiology, physiology, psychology, and policy-relevant research. You will also develop important skills in designing and evaluating research and community interventions that promote health behavior change.
There is a clear consensus that new professional scientific needs are emerging within this field. This program recognizes the need for specialization in the intertwined disciplines of physical activity and public health, which is differentiated from other MSc courses in public health. With real-world applicability, it substantially contributes towards higher-level qualifications emerging in this area extending the knowledge and practical skills for health sector professionals, physical activity and fitness professionals, teachers or local government employees.
The degree aims to develop a systematic and critical understanding of current theory, research, and debates at the forefront of physical activity and public health to influence population health and well-being; develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of technical competencies and professional and ethical practice in the field of physical activity and public health; develop a critical and systematic understanding of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health projects; and foster a self-directed approach to learning.
Bishop Otter Campus
Our Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester is set in beautiful surroundings with plenty of relaxing green space and a combination of attractive, historic buildings and excellent modern facilities. Back in 1839, the campus was founded by William Otter, Bishop of Chichester. 180 years later, the University still retains a strong sense of history as original parts still remain. Chichester is a beautiful city which offers a wealth of history and culture. It has many historical places to discover such as Chichester Cathedral, Market Cross and Chichester City Walls. Alongside its history, Chichester is surrounded by breath-taking sandy beaches with East and West Wittering beaches only 20 minutes away from campus. The South Downs National Park begins just 1.5 miles from our Chichester campus. From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park's landscapes cover 1,600km² of breath-taking views and hidden gems. With Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton all under an hour away, the University of Chichester is perfectly placed for exploring the south coast.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
We’re a friendly and professional team, dedicated to helping students and graduates to plan their futures, to learn about the world of work and meet employers.
There are many ways employers may get involved with the University and meet the talent of our students and graduates.
The Careers and Employability team can help with finding work or postgraduate study, developing connections and skills, going freelance or starting a business. We’ll assist with searching for jobs, choosing a career, completing and sharpening an application form or CV.
2 Years PSW is applicable after the course.(Bachelors & Masters only)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce from a central university, recognised state university
A centre of advanced study, 3 or 4 years duration– Minimum 50% Average percentage of final 2 years result used.
MPhil or PhD
The normal requirement for an MPhil is a good honours degree (First or Upper-Second class) or a relevant Masters degree. For a PhD the normal entry requirement is an MPhil.
Chichester runs a Pre-PhD Research Study Programme whereby applicants register for six tutorials at low cost in order to carry out various feasibility studies, including some testing of interest, materials, methods and resolve.
International applicants need IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) for most postgraduate programmes.
(You can join our Pre-Master's programme with IELTS 5.5 and progress to MSc International Business. Social Work and PGCE programmes require IELTS 7.0).
Degree: honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline.
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
Application Fee: N/A
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