A relevant first degree, at least at 2.1 honours level, or equivalent; or 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.
Months of entry
January, September, April
Population health science is an emerging area of health research that is focused on the multiple determinants of health outcomes and their impact on a population. The University of Glasgow, is ranked in the world top 100 of universities (QS World University Rankings 2019), it provides the only online programme of its kind in the UK which is dedicated to measuring, quantifying and describing the health status and health inequalities of populations through high-level research and statistical analysis.
A focus on data
The programme offers a unique opportunity to understand how physical and social environments, individual behaviour, the distribution of resources and investment and genetics impact on the health status and inequalities in populations over time. You could study optional courses, such as advanced statistics, which allow students to gain a greater insight into the data and provide more thought out solutions. What’s more, rather than being assessed through a dissertation, you will be taught through data analysis, reports, posters, presentations and journal articles. Learning in this way will equip you with the practical skills that are integral to careers in public health, health services, health policy or academia.
100% online, interactive learning
Even if you aren’t able to visit campus you can still benefit from our industry-lead research, lecturers and close ties to the NHS. You would be able to access our interactive resources from anywhere and at any time; this includes recorded lectures, videos, discussion areas and more – whatever helps you to achieve your career goal. Ranked 1st in the Russell Group for teaching (NSS 2018), throughout your studies, you will be guided by our expert faculty, who will will provide and support you with all the tools and guidance you may need.
What’s more, the programme can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Whether you want to study an MSc, a PgDip or a PgCert, or choose your duration of study between 1 and 6 years; at University of Glasgow you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.
Information for international students
International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band
Fees and funding
*Total cost, incremental payment schedule available. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Online Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)141 278 7247