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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Primary Health Care

Course type


Course Summary

Health care across the world faces major challenges from the increasing demands of ageing populations and the rise in non-communicable diseases. Strong and effective primary care (also known as family medicine or community medicine) is a major part of the solution. This MSc in Primary Care will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to make a difference to primary healthcare in the 21st century.

This unique programme to enable students to identify and implement strategies to enhance quality in primary care globally. A range of assessment methods used that will develop graduate skills in a variety of writing and presentation styles. Research project opportunities in novel and relevant areas of research for primary care, under the supervision of an academic. The online programme has the potential to attract students from across the globe.

Different course options

Online | University of Glasgow | 12 months | APR

Study mode



12 months

Start date



This course equips students with the epidemiological and statistical skills needed to appraise and interpret literature appropriate to primary care development, policy and research. Students’ learning is reinforced through developing their practical skills of critically appraising research papers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£1667 per 20 credits

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£1667 per 20 credits

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from qualified personnel in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and allied health professionals as well as managers and those working or with an interest in primary care.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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