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Online Master of Public Health

Transform the future of public health

Study online, on your terms

A member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities, the University of Glasgow has been providing education in public health since 1839. Our online Master of Public Health programme will give you experience in a research-intensive environment with strong links to public health practice. Through its research, Glasgow’s School of Health & Wellbeing has been at the forefront of evaluating major public health interventions, such as Scotland’s smoking ban and the country’s current alcohol misuse strategy. It’s this focus on original, life-changing research that elevates the programme content.

Whatever your background, this programme will give you the skills and knowledge to drive positive change and help safeguard public health, as well as the opportunity to explore the field in order to advance your career in health improvement, health protection and humanitarian aid.

Join an institution where ambitious people are driven to succeed. Study our online Master of Public Health and start changing the world today.

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2.5 years – 6 years part-time

Start dates

January and September


Payable in instalments of £1,667 per 20 credits, totalling £15,000*. Discounts may be applicable to NHS funded students.

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent from a recognised 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.

Do you meet our entry criteria? Submit your degree certificate (or equivalent), including your final overall grade and a copy of your CV to our team here for a check. A member of our team will provide feedback or an offer in principle within 48 hours.****

Examine environmental, sociological and economic impacts

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this online Master of Public Health is taught by staff from a number of areas. This programme emphasises original research and takes an international approach to public health. Current disciplines represented include health promotion, health protection, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, statistics and health economics. Discover some of the courses that feature in our 100% online programme below.

This course will outline the meaning of public health and the factors that influence health in different settings. It will also introduce students to specific public health practices and related challenges.

The Introduction to Epidemiology course takes students through the major techniques used to measure the health of populations as well as considering how poor study design can cause misleading results. The course aims to make students competent at interpreting and critically appraising epidemiological literature and provides a basis for more advanced study of the topic.

This course introduces students to the theoretical approaches and practice of health promotion, including the planning and evaluation of health promotion programmes at local, regional and national levels.

Interactive online learning

No matter where you are, you can experience relevant learning that applies to the real world as you build community with students from over 83 countries worldwide.**

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Career prospects

Our programme places a strong emphasis on original research and takes an international approach to public health. Widely recognised by health organisations and businesses the world over, a Master of Public Health opens up careers in teaching, health programme management, epidemiology and academic research.

Top 5 job areas for our students***

  1. Nurse 13.04%
  2. Administration 11.59%
  3. Doctor 11.59
  4. Pharmacist 8.70%
  5. Education 7.25%

Programme outcomes

Over 500 years of groundbreaking research

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world since 1451. Let our history of excellence inspire the history you will make. Study online with us and start making your impact on the world today.

Top 100 THE World University Rankings 2023.1

95% of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences research was judged as world-leading or internationally excellent – REF 20212

Ranked 11th best UK University The Guardian University Guide 20233


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  1. “Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023,” Times Higher Education. Retrieved 13 October 2022, from www.timeshighereducation.com.
  2. “University Of Glasgow Recognised for World-Leading Research and Impact,” The University of Glasgow. Retrieved 17 May 2022, from www.gla.ac.uk.
  3. “The best UK universities 2023 – rankings”, The Guardian. Retrieved 30 September 2022, from www.theguardian.com.

* Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. NHS discount: Payable in instalments of £1,112 per 20 credits or £10,000 for the full MSc funded by the NHS.

** We have students in 83 countries around the world. Data accessed April 2022.

*** Data as of May 2022.

**** Terms and conditions apply which will be specified in any offer in principle you receive.

Early Bird T&Cs: Terms and Conditions

  1. Offer may be subject to change and only applicable to January 2023 intake.
  2. To be eligible for the offer you must hold and accept an unconditional offer for one of the programmes listed above before the end of November.
  3. 10% discount applies to the first course studied only.
  4. Applicants will be informed if they are (or are not) applicable for the offer.