Public Health

Glasgow Caledonian University


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.

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.

Modules include:
Advanced Research Methods; The Principles and Theory of Public Health Practice; Epidemiology: Principles, Application and Evaluation in Practice; Social Action Approaches in Public Health; Health Economics; Applied Statistics and Data Analysis for Public Health; Master Dissertation.

You can exit after stage 1 with PgCert Public Health

You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Public Health

Entry Requirements

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.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year (September), 16 months (January)


School of Health and Life Sciences


Nursing and Community Health

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals