What will I learn?

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.

Study in Glasgow and London; on campus or remotely, you will realise the following key learning outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of health inequalities and the social determinants of health
  • Awareness of data and ability to assess the population's health and well-being
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of public health interventions, programmes and services
  • Understand how to develop and implement public health policy and strategy
  • Gain an understanding of health protection and public health intelligence
  • Understand the key role of health economics in public health
  • Have the ability to interpret statistical methods to make appropriate recommendations
  • Propose evidence based interventions to address health inequalities using a social action approach

Graduate opportunities

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.

Assessment methods

At GCU assessment methods are designed to ensure your learning goes beyond the theory of public health and using real life data and examples, from past and current research students, helps you demonstrate the acquisition of applied and contextualised knowledge.

Through the development of a mixed assessment style, including essays and statistical reporting, you are enabled to showcase your understanding of the public health environment and the key competencies required by those working in the industry around the world.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (16 months)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 18,000) per year
Fees are subject to change.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

31 January 2022

Venue

GCU London

40 - 48 Fashion Street,

Spitalfields,

London,

E1 6PX, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 18,000) per year
Fees are subject to change.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

GCU London

40 - 48 Fashion Street,

Spitalfields,

London,

E1 6PX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have minimum requirements of 1st class or 2:1 honours degree or a Masters degree in a relevant field. Normally a minimum five years’ work experience in a relevant field will be considered for entry. Academic IELTS should be an average Score of 6, with no element less than 5.5.

For international students

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in a relevant field, such as, but not limited to medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health professions, microbiology and chemistry. Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies. Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0. TOEFL Internet based test overall score of 78 with minimum element scores of reading at 18, listening at 17, speaking at 20 and writing at 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is an award-winning institution based in two vibrant UK cities.

  • Academically outstanding encouraging excellence
  • International student support
  • Innovative, top-class learning facilities
  • City-based campus in desirable location

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