Taught course

Public Health (Online Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MPHPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

  1. A relevant first degree, at least at 2.1 honours level, or equivalent
    or
  2. A relevant first degree, at least at 2.2 honours level, or equivalent in addition to a minimum of six months work experience in public health or health care. Exceptionally, if a first degree is not relevant then a professional qualification and experience in the practice of public health for at least two years at a professional level is required.

When submitting your application, please include:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • A supporting statement

This is in addition to the documents listed in 'how to apply'.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.

Public health aims to promote health, prevent disease, reduce inequalities in health, and prolong life. The population perspective of public health ensures that its practitioners are well placed to improve health wherever they are. Our Master of Public Health degree has been offered by the University for 35 years.

  • he University of Glasgow has provided education in public health since 1839 and has offered a diploma in public health since the early 20th century. The Master of Public Health programme has been offered here continuously since 1981.
  • The Master of Public Health programme will be taught by academics from a wide variety of organisations and disciplines including environmental protection, public health medicine, sociology, and health economics.

  • Public health has a central role in guiding health care practice, influencing health policy, protecting the public, and improving population health. If you work or intend to work in an organisation which has public health responsibilities or aims to improve population health then this programme will be suited to you.
  • The programme will be multidisciplinary in focus and it is envisaged will attract students with undergraduate degrees in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health related specialisms.
  • During each course, you will interact with your teachers and fellow students each week using online discussion boards. Your teachers will direct and observe the discussion, and respond to student questions about the course content.
  • The Master of Public Health programme will be useful to practitioners of public health and those seeking to enter this field.
  • Public Health at the University was among the earliest academic fields to move towards a multidisciplinary range of programmes involving staff from a number of areas. Current disciplines represented include health promotion, health protection, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, statistics, and health economics.
  • Public health practitioners are employed in health services, academia, national and local government, the voluntary sector, as well as in international humanitarian relief.

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
£1667 per 20 credits 60 credits per year over 3 years
International students
£1667 per 20 credits 60 credits per year over 3 years

Qualification and course duration

MPH

online
36 months

PGDip

online
24 months

PGCert

online
12/24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mvls-publichealthodl@glasgow.ac.uk