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The scope of public health careers is vast, encompassing work for local, national and international organisations, ranging from government departments to health educators, from NGOs to the WHO.

A career in public health can be very exciting and rewarding. In your work, you may coordinate an immunisation campaign involving millions of people; you could shape government policy, affecting a nation’s health for years to come; or you might travel the world, helping less-developed countries implement public health measures.

Potential career options

Career opportunities for graduates of this programme cover a diverse range of sectors and specialisms, including healthcare, education, food and nutrition, government and NGOs. Typical roles include:

  • Environmentalists
  • Environmental health specialists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Food and nutrition specialists
  • Health administrators
  • Health educators
  • Health policymakers and managers
  • Local government workers
  • Researchers
  • Social-care policymakers
  • Voluntary-sector workers

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