Community Empowerment and Advocacy

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Key facts

Course code


Start dates

April 2023

Application deadline

1 March (for an April start)

Ideally, we would like to receive the applications before the above deadlines but we can be flexible with the closing dates for accepting the applications.

Academic level


Academic credits



This Community Empowerment and Advocacy module teaches approaches, theories and tools effective for promoting healthy behaviour within communities.

We will first focus on recognising and addressing sources of bias towards and within communities (both personal and socially generated). We will then show you how to assess the existing needs and resources within social groups and organisations which can be used to support communities in their own development. 

We'll evaulate historical and current beliefs surrounding how to effect change, and you will be encouraged to plan a health promotion strategy for a community with a consideration of need, practical planning and ethics.

Teaching is built around the examination of case studies. It draws on examples from history and from present-day practice. These will cover examples where advocacy is used to tackle public health problems originating from a variety of causes.

You will reflect on your learning during the module using a system of structured reflections on your own practice. You will be assessed 100% through coursework. 

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How to apply

Entry requirements

You must normally be from a healthcare background and have the support from a manager to undertake this module of study.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

English language requirements

In addition to the academic entry qualifications, if your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 6.5 is required for this course.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.  This module may be taken as a standalone module over 6 weeks or as part of a programme of study.  

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £1,155 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £1,155 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

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Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.