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Online Master of Public Health

University of Glasgow
Program overview
2.5-6 years
Part time
Master's degree
Start dates
January 2022

April 2022

September 2022

January 2023
Online Master of Public Health

Program description

Online Masters in Public Health

Outdated health policy risks the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. In order to initiate change and improve medical provision, interdisciplinary and collaborative education is key. The University of Glasgow has been teaching public health education since 1893. By virtue of our extensive experience and academic reputation, we have developed a programme that puts an emphasis on original research, psychosocial and international approaches to public health. Through our close ties to the NHS, we enable you to foster the key skills and connections necessary for a successful career in public health.

Transform the future of public health

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that no country, regardless of income, is immune to the effects of a contagious disease. Crucial to tackling it effectively requires an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of public health principles and practice as well as epidemiology, health protection and health promotion.

The University of Glasgow’s Online Masters in Public Health aims to promote health, prevent disease, reduce inequalities in health, and prolong life. It focuses on enabling you to appraise policy and assess its contribution to public health, apply principles of epidemiology, statistical analysis and health improvement, whilst also identifying, analysing and applying social, economic and environmental theories to improve services. With both this practical and theoretical approach, you will be well placed to assess and debate explanations for the persistence of public health inequalities and evaluate initiatives to improve overall population health.

The University of Glasgow’s overarching aim is to develop a unique pool of experts to lead public health, no matter if you are already a health professional looking for career advancement, or if you are looking to transition into this area. The programme is multidisciplinary in focus, so whether you specialise in medicine or pharmaceuticals, you will benefit from studying alongside students from other courses. This will give you access to insights from some of the country's leading authorities in public health and leave you well-placed to follow in their footsteps.

100% online, interactive learning

Studying online means you don’t have to sacrifice your current career in order to pursue a new one. With industry-lead teaching and cutting-edge research, you’ll be able to study the entire programme without having to set foot on campus. You would be able to access the downloadable interactive resources, including live seminars, audio, video, and discussion areas, from anywhere and at any time. At the University of Glasgow you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.

World changers welcome: join us and make your mark

Admission requirements

  • Entry requirements: 2:1 or equivalent from a recognized institution or 2:2 in a related field, with at least six months’ work experience in public health or healthcare.
  • International students: Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

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Program content

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Appraise policy and assess its contribution to public health
  • Apply principles of epidemiology, statistical analysis and health improvement in the field
  • Identify, analyze and apply social, economic and environmental theories to improve services
  • Assess and debate explanations for the persistence of public health inequalities
  • Evaluate initiatives to improve overall population health
  • Explore models of disease causation and design strategies to mitigate risk
  • Review evidence, interpret data and employ research methods to meet current public health challenges

Career opportunities

Widely recognized by health organizations and businesses the world over, a Master of Public Health opens up careers in teaching, health program management, epidemiology and academic research.


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University of Glasgow

Fueled by cutting-edge research from one of the world’s top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020), the University of Glasgow will help you hone your skills for a range of life-changing careers. It doesn’t matter where you live or...

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G12 8QQ Glasgow
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