Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Master of Public Health

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

Entry requirements

MPH: UK 2:2 honours degree or equivalent within a relevant field, such as but not limited to: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Allied Health Professions, Microbiology and Chemistry. If you can demonstrate experience or previous learning you will also be considered by submitting a Recognition of Prior Learning Application. Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.

Course modules

Core modules Advanced Research Methods This module has been designed to develop your knowledge of the evaluation of literature, research design and data interpretation. You will be able to discriminate between different research methodologies to determine the most suitable answer to practice-based questions you would be likely to face in a real world setting. The Principles and Theory of Public Health Practice You will examine the principles of health needs assessment, the importance of public health policies, the factors which influence the formulation of public health policies, the wider public health workforce and the ways in which leadership can influence the success of public health interventions. Epidemiology: Principles, Application and Evaluation in Practice You will develop and enhance your understanding of epidemiological approaches and their application to public health practice. The module aims to develop a practical understanding of how the techniques used to undertake epidemiological studies can be applied to gather and interpret information which can support the planning and implementation of new public health initiatives and evaluate existing activities. Social Action Approaches in Public Health Guided by the Social Determinants approach to health, this module aims to encourage and enable you to enhance your knowledge and understanding on how community development approaches aim to support communities to address health inequalities, while providing you with the skills to be able to critically analyse and evaluate the relationship between public health theory and its application to social action. Health Economics This module is designed to provide students with the analytical tools to understand, from an economic perspective: the nature of health care systems internationally; techniques to assess specific health intervention programmes; and frameworks for evaluating actions on determinants of health and wellbeing. Applied Statistics and Data Analysis for Public Health This module aims to develop your knowledge and skills in interpreting statistical information, designing a statistical data analysis plan and executing appropriate statistical data analysis. You will be supported to demonstrate statistical data entry skills and the ability to plan and conduct data analyses to answer relevant public health related questions using appropriate statistical software. Master Dissertation In undertaking this project you will engage in independent self-directed learning using established techniques of research inquiry to explore a topic in an area of professional practice relevant to you. The Dissertation can be completed by undertaking an 'Empirical study' or a 'Structured Literature Review'. Option modules: One module from the following list will run each year based on the cohort preference Navigating the Policy Context You will develop a critical awareness of contemporary public health policies and explore the evidence used to underpin these. The module will enable you to critically evaluate current policy and formulate an evidence based action plan for addressing a public health issue. Infection Prevention and Control in a Global Context You will be encouraged to engage with underpinning knowledge from the disciplines of epidemiology, microbiology, infection prevention, health protection and public health. You will explore the contemporary issues, current successes and need for action at local, national and global levels to prevent, treat and control infections worldwide. Evidence Based Public Health This will include an overview of the sources and methods used to generate evidence for use within public health practice, and how this is synthesised and applied. You will be encouraged to use tools and frameworks for critical appraisal of public health interventions and to critically analyse and evaluate monitoring and evaluation strategies used for public health initiatives.

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.

Sponsorship information

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. For up to date fee information for this programme, please visit www.gcu.ac.uk.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPH Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MPH Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MPH Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MPH Full-time September 2019 12,980 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MPH Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MPH Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MPH Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MPH Part-time September 2019 12,980 per Whole course (International) 3 Years
MPH Part-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
MPH Part-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 Years
MPH Part-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 3 Years
MPH Part-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 3 Years
MPH Part-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (England) 3 Years
MPH Part-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 3 Years
MPH Distance learning September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning September 2019 12,980 per Whole course (International) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (England) 5 Years
MPH Full-time January 2020 12,980 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MPH Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MPH Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MPH Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MPH Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MPH Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MPH Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MPH Part-time January 2020 12,980 per Whole course (International) 3 Years
MPH Part-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
MPH Part-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 Years
MPH Part-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 3 Years
MPH Part-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 3 Years
MPH Part-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (England) 3 Years
MPH Part-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 3 Years
MPH Distance learning January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (England) 5 Years
MPH Distance learning January 2020 12,980 per Whole course (International) 5 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University G4 0BA Scotland

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