Taught course

Public Health

University of Glasgow · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or equivalent from a recognised institution or 2:2 in a related field, with at least six months’ work experience in public health or healthcare.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Outdated health policy risks the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. It takes a confident and committed person to drive the necessary changes to safeguard public health. Whatever your healthcare background, our Online Public Health postgraduate programme gives you all the experience you need without interrupting your career. It’s essential learning for those working in health improvement, health protection and humanitarian aid.

Our programme has an emphasis on original research, psychosocial and international approaches to public health. Widely recognised by health organisations and businesses the world over, a Master of Public Health opens up careers in teaching, health programme management, epidemiology and academic research.

The University has offered a postgraduate public health programme since 1981, and has been involved in public health education since 1893. Run by the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, home to world leading expertise across an impressive diversity of disciplines, the course features interdisciplinary expertise from environmental protection, sociology and health economics.

Through its research, the institute has been at the forefront of major public health interventions, such as Scotland’s smoking ban and it's alcohol misuse strategy. It is this focus on original, life-changing research that informs the programme content, and elevates your understanding of how research is applied in policy and public health interventions.

In addition to the academic expertise, you’ll benefit from input from local authorities, volunteer organisations and the private sector, not to mention the University’s contractual connections with NHS Scotland.

World changers welcome: join us and make your mark

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    part time
    30-72 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Online Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 278 7247