Online Master of Public Health

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About the course

Online Masters in Public Health

Outdated health policy risks the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. In order to initiate change and improve medical provision, interdisciplinary and collaborative education is key. The University of Glasgow has been teaching public health education since 1839. By virtue of our extensive experience and academic reputation, we have developed a programme that puts an emphasis on original research, psychosocial and international approaches to public health. Through our close ties to the NHS, we enable you to foster the key skills and connections necessary for a successful career in public health.

Transform the future of public health

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that no country, regardless of income, is immune to the effects of a contagious disease. Crucial to tackling it effectively requires an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of public health principles and practice as well as epidemiology, health protection and health promotion.

The University of Glasgow’s Online Masters in Public Health aims to promote health, prevent disease, reduce inequalities in health, and prolong life. It focuses on enabling you to appraise policy and assess its contribution to public health, apply principles of epidemiology, statistical analysis and health improvement, whilst also identifying, analysing and applying social, economic and environmental theories to improve services. With both this practical and theoretical approach, you will be well placed to assess and debate explanations for the persistence of public health inequalities and evaluate initiatives to improve overall population health.

The University of Glasgow’s overarching aim is to develop a unique pool of experts to lead public health, no matter if you are already a health professional looking for career advancement, or if you are looking to transition into this area. The programme is multidisciplinary in focus, so whether you specialise in medicine or pharmaceuticals, you will benefit from studying alongside students from other disciplines. This will give you access to insights from some of the country's leading authorities in public health and leave you well-placed to follow in their footsteps.

100% online, interactive learning

Studying online means you don’t have to sacrifice your current career in order to pursue a new one. With industry-lead teaching and cutting-edge research, you’ll be able to study the entire programme without having to set foot on campus. You would be able to access the downloadable interactive resources, including live seminars, audios, videos, and discussion areas, from anywhere and at any time. At the University of Glasgow, you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.

World changers welcome: join us and make your mark


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