What is the structure of this degree?
The programme is offered full time (1 year) and part time (2 years). A postgraduate diploma (120 credits) is
also offered if the research module is omitted. All modules are also available as Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses.
In addition to breaking new ground in terms of coverage, this degree differs from most Masters programmes in requiring students to attend UCL on only five occasions (each time for three consecutive days). But this doesn’t mean that students are otherwise left to fend for themselves: the course design includes an extensive support element, with participants meeting their tutors regularly using Skype etc.
A full brochure on the MSc Transport, Health & Policy is available for prospective applicants. The brochure contains key module dates and more information.
|What are my career prospects after this degree?|
|This programme offers good career prospects as it has been developed hand-in-hand with public health consultants and transport professionals to ensure students learn the skills that employers most need and value. Given that many local authorities now have responsibility for both public health and transport, these will increasingly need staff who understand and can exploit the links. In addition, potential employers in England include the Department for Transport, Department of Health, Public Health England and Transport for London, non-governmental organisations such as Sustrans and Living Streets and consultancies working in transport, health, or public policy more generally. There are equally good prospects in the devolved administrations of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.|
Job prospects are of course not limited to the UK: students will develop excellent team-working and communication skills as the innovative project-focused teaching methods allow students to learn from each other and realise how their own knowledge can be used to solve related problems. These transferable skills will assist you greatly in becoming an advocate for developing healthy communities around the world.