Increasing inequalities continue to challenge quality of life and life expectancy improvements across the world. An ageing population, increased chronic disease burden, migration, environmental damage and climate change continue to highlight the need for an international workforce to take forward the public health agenda.

Join a university aligned to the global public health research agenda. Learn from our experienced teaching team working with researchers, graduates and external public health employers as part of an international force for the common good. Glasgow Caledonian University’s Master of Public Health aims to prevent disease, promote health, and protect the health and well-being of the public through education, research and public health practice and service.

You will study in Glasgow and London; on campus or remotely.

Study Details:

16 months full-time, 3 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • The Principles and Theory of Public Health Practice
  • Epidemiology: Principles, Application and Evaluation in Practice
  • Social Action Approaches in Public Health
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Statistics and Data Analysis for Public Health
  • Master Dissertation

Option modules: One module from the following list will run each year based on the cohort preference

  • Navigating the Policy Context
  • Infection Prevention and Control in a Global Context
  • Evidence Based Public Health

Programme Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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Student Destinations

The programme is flexible to your career needs and provides four exit awards:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health with Social Action
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health

Graduate employability is enhanced by external guest lectures and industry-led programme design which has been mapped to the Faculty of Public Health Core competency levels throughout.


2020/21 Home (including Scotland and Europe): £8,700 International (outside Europe): £13,500

Entry Requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health professions, microbiology or chemistry. If you can demonstrate experience or previous learning you will also be considered by submitting a Recognition of Prior Learning Application.

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