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Online MSc Population Health Sciences

University of Glasgow
Program overview
2.5-6 years
Part time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2020

January 2021

April 2021

September 2021
Online MSc Population Health Sciences

Program description

Online MSc Population Health Sciences

Population Health Sciences is an important and emerging field that combines a number of disciplines to better understand and measure health outcomes and their distribution in a population. Its role is to measure, quantify and describe the health status and health inequalities of populations through understanding the interactions of the physical and social environment, individual behaviour, resource allocation, investment and genetics over time and throughout the course of life.

The online Population Health Sciences program offers you all the benefits of our public health program, but with emphasis on statistical, rather than clinically focused, content. Through a broader public health focus, this program explores the multiple determinants of health outcomes and their impact on the population. With patient data linking now more prevalent, this line of research is key to the future of healthcare.

As the only online program of its kind in the UK, it offers a unique opportunity to understand how physical and social environment, individual behaviour, distribution of resources, investment and genetics impact on health status and inequalities in populations over time. The distance learning program covers a range of approaches and techniques that link determinants to outcomes. Ultimately, it allows for the identification of novel population interventions that are grounded in the best practice and are cost effective.

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:

  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature and importance of population health science
  • Explore an appreciation of health informatics and data analysis
  • Advance your understanding of data linkage, big data, statistics packages, reporting and presentations
  • Learn the latest techniques and new skills and apply them to real-world settings
  • Identify, analyze and apply novel population health interventions grounded in cost-effective practices

With core modules including advanced statistics, principles of population health and epidemiology, the program offers optional courses on subjects including analysis of linked data, health economics, globalization and public health and health promotion.

Career opportunities

The Online MSc Population Health Sciences program will open you up to a wide variety of careers and industries. Potential employers include the higher education sector, local and national government, as well as health service providers and international health organizations such as the World Health Organization.

About this institute

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

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G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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