Public Health MPH/PgDip/PgCert at University of Glasgow - UCAS

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Course summary

The MPH Public Health 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. Our Master of Public Health degree 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. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • 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
  • 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.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE You will attend interactive lectures, seminars and individual tutorials and take part in project and team work. The Master of Public Health degree may be obtained without specialism, but several specialisms are available through course and dissertation topic selection. With or without specialism, students will complete 180 credits for the successful award of the MPH degree. Those interested in a specialism should apply for the general MPH programme and a specialism can be chosen during the induction week. See links below for detailed information on which courses students take to follow the different specialisms. Core Courses INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH MPH RESEARCH PROJECT Optional Courses (three courses chosen) ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY COMMUNICABLE DISEASES ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND HEALTH FURTHER EPIDEMIOLOGY AND STATISTICS GLOBALISATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH HEALTH ECONOMICS FOR HTA ONLINE HEALTH PROMOTION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE ORAL HEALTH (this course is offered every second year, last offered 2019-20) QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS RESEARCH METHODS MANAGING HEALTH CARE ORGANISATIONS DATA SCIENCE - IDENTIFYING, COMBINING AND ANALYSING HEALTH DATA SETS SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH If you are studying for the MPH, you will also undertake a research project of 15,000–20,000 words and your project studies here will incorporate a series of research methods lectures. MPH with a specialism The following MPH with a specialism degrees are available: Public Health: Health Promotion Public Health: Data Science Public Health: Health Economics Public Health: Epidemiology For the MPH degree with a specialism, all students will take four core courses, and focus optional course selection and dissertation topics on relevant specialisms. There is also the option to take a PgDip Public Health with Specialism or a PgCert in Public Health.

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2021 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry 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. When submitting your application, please include your Curriculum Vitae. This is in addition to the documents listed in 'how to apply'.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Public Health MPH/PgDip/PgCert at University of Glasgow - UCAS