Research course

Social and Public Health

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Our research degree applicants will usually possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Members of the Social Scientists in Health research group work across a range of Social and Public Health topics and welcome PhD applications in the following areas:

  1. Understanding concepts and drivers of health: work to locate the social and cultural forces that underpin and produce health practices and outcomes.
  2. Improving health and wellbeing: work which designs and evaluates culturally situated interventions to improve health and wellbeing, with specific concern for redressing health inequalities.
  3. Public policy and health: work which engages critically with public policy as a key determinant of health and considers alternative policies which tackle health inequalities.

We welcome applicants from low- and middle-income countries and we have significant experience of supervising students whose PhD research takes them overseas.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 7.0 with no sub-test under 6.5.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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