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Public Health and Health Promotion

12 months
12590 GBP/year
8120 GBP/year
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The MSc Public Health and Health Promotion offered at the Robert Gordon University Globally recognises the importance of the wider social context in which health is created; and explores innovative approaches to address the widening inequalities gap, the health needs of an ageing population, and the increased prevalence of long-term chronic conditions.


At the Robert Gordon University studying the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion course encompasses both prevention and promotion, and recognises the importance of social determinants of health. It will support you to develop the skills required to address existing and emerging public health challenges locally, nationally and internationally. 

It will also provide you with a professional qualification that will develop your understanding of this complex field. You will strengthen, enhance and improve your career prospects, and be empowered to make a valuable contribution to improving health and wellbeing.

Job Prospects

Students on the existing programme come from a wide range of disciplines including public health, physiotherapy, dietetics, third sector, nursing and midwifery, oncology and occupational health.

Opportunities have increased significantly with the global changes in health and the challenges that lifestyle related diseases are presenting. Employment opportunities include:

  • clinical practice
  • local authorities and commissioning boards
  • occupational health
  • education
  • work based health programmes
  • sports and leisure centres
  • social care

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles And Concepts: Health Promotion And Public Health
  • Evidenced-based Public Health
  • Inequalities
  • Global Health
  • Health Psychology and the Principles of Behaviour Change
  • Population Health and Wellbeing
  • Leading Change and Partnerships

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are agreed for individual courses. Make sure you apply in time to be sure of your chance of a place.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants normally hold an undergraduate degree/ honours degree or its equivalent in relevant subject, such as health or sports and exercise science
  • One year relevant work experience is desirable but not essential
  • International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12590 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8120 GBP per year during 12 months.

Rest of UK and EU £8,120 per year

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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