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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
Online / distance program
April 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
January 2021  (English)
April 2021  (English)
September 2021  (English)
January 2022  (English)
Online Master of Public Health

Program description

Online Master of Public Health

Outdated health policy risks the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. It takes a confident and committed person to drive the necessary changes to safeguard public health. Whatever your healthcare background, our Online Masters of Public Health (MPH) gives you all the experience you need without interrupting your career. It’s essential learning for those working in health improvement, health protection and humanitarian aid.

Our distance learning program has an emphasis on original research, psychosocial and international approaches to public health. 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.

The University has offered a postgraduate public health program since 1981, and has been involved in public health education since 1893. Run by the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, home to world leading expertise across an impressive diversity of disciplines, the course features interdisciplinary expertise from environmental protection, sociology and health economics.

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.

About this institute

University of Glasgow

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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Contact info

University of Glasgow

University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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www.online.gla.ac.uk

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