University of Glasgow: Public Health

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-publichealth@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

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.

**Academic contact: mvls-publichealth@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MPH: 12 months full-time; 24, 36 or 48 months part-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

The University of Glasgow has provided education in public health since 1839 and has offered a diploma in public health since the early 20th century. The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme has been offered here since 1981.

The programme is 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.

The programme is multidiscplinary in focus attracting students with undergraduate degrees in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health related specialisms.

Public health has a central role in guiding health care practice, influencing health policy, protecting the public, and improving population health. If you work or intend to work in an organisation which has public health responsibilities or aims to improve population health then this Master of Public Health degree will be suited to you.

Public Health at the University was 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.

Public health practitioners are employed in health services, academia, national and local government, the voluntary sector, as well as in international humanitarian relief. The MPH degree is 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.

**Core courses**
- Principles of Public Health

- Introduction to Statistical Methods

- Introduction to Epidemiology

**Optional courses (three courses chosen)**
- Advanced Epidemiology

- Communicable Diseases

- Environmental Health

- Further Epidemiology and Statistics

- Globalisation and Public Health

- Health Economics

- Health Promotion: Principles and Practice

- Oral Health (this course is offered every second year)

- Qualitative Research Methods.

- Research Methods

- 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.
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.
**Find out more about MPH specialisms**.
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/publichealth/?card=masterofpublichealthspecialisms
**Find out more about core and optional courses.**
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/publichealth/?card=coreandoptionalcourses

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

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