Taught course

Public Health (Health Promotion)

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MPH

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

This specialism will be relevant to those developing careers in health promotion or improvement with the NHS or third sector organisations. With a focus on key concepts in health promotion theory and practice, it will prepare graduates to contribute to health promotion related knowledge management, project development, building capacity in individuals and communities, and partnership working.

Why this programme?

  • The University of Glasgow has provided education in public health since 1839 and has offered a diploma in public health since the early 20th century. The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme has been offered here since 1981.
  • The programme is taught 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.
  • The health promotion course at Glasgow includes presentations from academics within and out with the department and also from those employed in the National Health Service locally. Course students usually include early career health promoters and those European and International students with an interest in developing their public health careers in this direction.
  • The programme is multidiscplinary in focus attracting students with undergraduate degrees in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health related specialisms.
  • Public health has a central role in guiding health care practice, influencing health policy, protecting the public, and improving population health. If you work or intend to work in an organisation which has public health responsibilities or aims to improve population health then this Master of Public Health degree will be suited to you.
  • Public Health at the University was 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.
  • Public health practitioners are employed in health services, academia, national and local government, the voluntary sector, as well as in international humanitarian relief. The MPH degree is recognised in most countries as an essential qualification for a career in public health.

Qualification and course duration

MPH

full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mvls-publichealth@glasgow.ac.uk