Taught course

Primary Health Care, Online MSc/PgDip/PgCert

University of Glasgow · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from qualified personnel in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and allied health professionals as well as managers and those working or with an interest in primary care.

Generally, applicants should have a first degree (preferably a 2:1), but students can apply with no first degree but a good history of experience in the field.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Healthcare across the world faces major challenges from the increasing demands of ageing populations and the rise in non-communicable diseases. If a good primary healthcare system is in place, it is able to meet 80–90% of a patient’s health needs over the course of their life. This presents a huge opportunity for those in this field to make a difference to wider populations.

Enhance primary care around the world

By elevating primary care concepts, this 100% online programme gives professionals looking to advance their career the ability to propose, develop and implement sustainable strategies within a healthcare system – all to help address rising rates of chronic illness and complex care needs globally. The MSc Primary Care will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to make a difference to primary healthcare in the 21st century.

100% online, interactive learning

Studying online means you don’t have to sacrifice your current career in order to pursue a new one. With industry-lead teaching and cutting-edge research, you’ll be able to study the entire programme without having to set foot on campus. 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. Once you’ve started the programme, we won’t leave you to it. We’ll always be on hand to help you, all the way through to graduation.

Ranked 1st in the Russell Group for teaching (NSS 2018), the University of Glasgow offer a flexible programme that 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 the University of Glasgow you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.

World changers welcome: join us and make your mark

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

UK students
£15,000*, Part-time fees £1667 per 20 Credit
International students
£15,000*, Part-time fees £1667 per 20 Credit
*Total cost, incremental payment schedule available. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.

Qualification and course duration


30-72 months


24 months


12 months

Further details of qualification

This Masters in Primary Care will equip you with the intellectual and practical skills to combine population and individual approaches to your work, incorporating evidence, experience and values.

Course contact details

Online Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 278 7247