Taught course

Public Health

University of Glasgow · School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

Entry requirements

A relevant first degree, at least at 2.1 honours level, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPH 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 reflects the multidisciplinary nature of public health through its flexible and innovative curriculum. Our programme enjoys strong links with the NHS, its public health practitioners and other regional and national bodies, ensuring student access to some of the country's leading authorities in public health.


Public Health iconTaught by academics and practitioners from a wide variety of organisations and disciplines including Health Protection Scotland, environmental health, environmental protection, public health medicine, health economics and business/management.

Multidiscplinary in focus, attracting students with undergraduate degrees in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health related specialisms.

Option to graduate the MPH with or without specialisms by following certain courses. The specialisms are:

Central role in guiding health care practice, influencing health policy, protecting the public, and improving population health.

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.

Recognised in most countries as an essential qualification for a career in public health.

Information for international students

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

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • 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

  • MPH
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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