Taught course

Public Health and Health Promotion

Robert Gordon University · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Typically you will have a degree/honours degree and a minimum of one year’s work experience in a health related industry or a professional qualification.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

At a time when strategies and policies for improving individual and population health are firmly on the agenda of governments globally, this course has been specifically designed to meet these challenges and demand from stakeholders and prospective students.

The importance of innovative approaches to health and social care has never been more critical with the widening inequalities gap, the continuing global financial crisis and climate change. The new public health approach has different characteristics from the old public health model and now includes prevention and promotion whilst giving recognition of the social determinants of health. This course will allow you to develop the skills required to meet existing and emerging challenges locally, nationally and internationally.

You will explore the principles of health promotion and public health and address current issues in improving health and the prevention of disease including epidemiology. You will examine the impact of health inequalities and explore global health and health psychology and the principles of behaviour change.

Information for international students

For more information, international students can visit our International Office website: www.rgu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/healthpromotion
International students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/healthpromotion

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students


  • £6,950 .

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £2365 for stage 1
  • £2365 for stage 2
  • £1570 for stage 3

International Students


  • £10,800 .

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £4015 for stage 1
  • £4015 for stage 2
  • £2670 for stage 3

For more information on fees, funding and scholarships, students should visit the Student Finance website: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/studentfinance

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1224 26 2209