Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Public Health

The programme provides opportunities for practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds to undertake postgraduate study that can enhance knowledge and skills that are of direct relevance to public health practice. A particular strength of the programme is that the curriculum and associated activities actively develop your skills and knowledge to enable you to apply public health theory in a social action context at local, national and international levels.

Entry requirements

UK honours degree (or equivalent); in considering an applicant's qualifications, the University's guidelines for flexible entry will be taken into account. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Course modules

Modules include: The principles and theory of public health; public health theory to social action; health economics and development; advanced leadership for health and social care practitioners; evaluating evidence to develop research and inform practice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

All modules provide opportunities for you to receive feedback on your academic work. The length and nature of assessments is dependent on module specific learning outcomes. Examples of assessment activities within the programme include written assignments on a given public health perspective, open book examinations, project plans, research proposals and a small scale research study or systematic review.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630