University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Public Health Research

The programme provides the knowledge and skills in health services research and its application in the public health context. Students will be able to select appropriate research methods for different service questions and apply the skills of information processing and data analysis to answer the research questions. They will understand the main issues and constraints in achieving evidence-based health care and public health strategies.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree.

Course modules

Semester 1: Health services research; applied statistics; epidemiology; systematic reviewing and qualitative health research.Semester 2:6 month individual research project in a public health context. While undertaking the research project, students will attend a seminar series in public health.

Assessment methods

All taught courses are assessed by continuous assessment, including completion of individual and group assignments, presentations, online testing and written examinations (varies between courses).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Foresterhill Health Centre Aberdeen AB25 2AY Scotland

Key information

Senior Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
01224 559679