Taught course

Public Health

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a relevant professional qualification and/or have appropriate experience in relation to public health and hold at least a UK honours degree. In considering an applicant’s qualifications, the University’s guidelines for flexible entry will be taken into account.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Develop your knowledge and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice. Our programme is underpinned by a framework of social action and the content is aligned to UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework and WHO international standards.

This programme is available at our campuses in Glasgow and London or through Online study.

A particular strength of the MSc Public Health programme at GCU is that the curriculum and associated activities actively develop your skills and knowledge to enable you to apply public health theory in a social action context at local, national and international levels.

Modules have been designed to enable practitioners to improve the health and well-being of the population, prevent disease and minimise its consequences, prolong life and reduce inequalities in health. Delivered via a blended approach, lectures and seminars are supported with online activity.

Information for international students

English Language: IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5 The theoretical components of this programme are delivered on-line. In addition, practice activities related to the learning outcomes will be negotiated locally.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
6 months


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630