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Careers for MSc Applied Public Health graduates

Careers for MSc Applied Public Health graduates

Our online, part-time MSc in Applied Public Health is built for your employability. After all, the need for experts in the field continues to rise; the World Health Organisation (WHO) has projected that by 2030 the global demand for health workers will rise to 80 million workers. 

Your studies will allow you to excel in the next stage in your professional career. With a multi-disciplinary approach that encourages both theory and application, the MSc programme will ensure your readiness for both the challenges and opportunities of the field. 

At UCLan, we’re helped to have supported a number of aspiring students, much like yourself, achieve their professional goals after studying with us. Read on to learn more about the success we’ve shared, and the different ways we can support you. 

Opportunities for graduates

Earning your MSc in Applied Public Health can unlock a wide variety of roles and career paths depending on your interests. You’ll hold he skills and multi-disciplinary knowledge needed to explore opportunities in key sectors:

Transferable skills

Along with the specialist capabilities and understanding you can expect to develop during your time with us, your course will help you hone essential hard and soft skills that are valued by employers: 

  • Problem solving   

  • Time management   

  • Knowledge management   

  • Group working   

  • IT competency 

  • Presentation skills


Want to explore your options?

UCLan Career Services

All our students have full use of the UCLan Careers Service and, if you’re ever in the area, you can also book an appointment to visit the Preston Campus Careers Service in person.

Through the UCLan Careers Service, you can access:

  • E-guidance

  • Telephone appointments

  • Online information resources

  • Online interview practice

  • Job vacancy portal

  • Online career courses

  • Online CV builder

  • Blackboard career resources

  • Psychometric testing

  • Alumni connect

  • Careers blog and webinars

  • Campus events and careers fairs

UCLan Propeller

The Propeller Student Enterprise is our way of helping you further the skills and knowledge needed to be enterprising – whether you’re working for yourself or as part of an organisation.

The service is open to both students and alumni. It includes:

  • Workshops 

  • Mentor support 

  • Online content 

  • The University’s incubation space 

  • Flightpath, our online freelancing platform 

These resources are a great way to further develop your business sense and transferable skills as you plan your next career move.

We also offer students and recent graduates (for up to 3 years) 1:1 guidance from business experts, along with funding through our Propeller Enterprise Award.

Thinking ahead: questions to ask before starting your course 

To make the most of your degree, it’s helpful to start your studies with a good idea of at you’d like to gain from them.

While you don’t need to know the answers to all these questions, they may prompt you to think more about your aims for the course, and how you can achieve them.

  • What are your long-term career objectives, and how can this degree help with them? 

  • How will your studies build upon your strengths and work on your weaknesses? 

  • What benefits can your current educational or career experience bring to your learning? 

  • Do you plan on using your course learnings at your current place of work? What challenges and opportunities can you identify? 

  • Are there any specialisations within your field that you’d like to enter? How can the course and our services help?   

Remember, you can also get in touch with our Course Advisers for more information about the programme and the career opportunities it can provide. You can fill out the form at the bottom of this page, email them via, or call +44 (0)1772 925 931

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