12 months
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27930 GBP/year
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About

The Public Health programme of the University of Glasgow 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.

Overview

Why this programme

  • The Public Health programme of the University of Glasgow 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Epidemiology, Data Science, Health Promotion and Health Economics
  • 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.

Career prospects

Graduates have entered a wide range of professions and job roles across the world, for example:

  • public health specialist
  • clinical senior researcher
  • policy officer
  • senior research nurse
  • lead pharmacist
  • specialist registrar
  • research scientist
  • lecturer
  • health development manager
  • public health advisor
  • health programme specialists
  • medical practitioner positions in public health
  • clinical university teacher
  • research positions

Others have gone on to study for PhDs in public heath and epidemiology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Statistical Methods
  • Public Health
  • Advanced Epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Environment, Sustainability and Health

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General 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
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27930 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10050 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part-time fee: £1117 per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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