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Public Health (Health Promotion) MPH

Public Health (Health Promotion) MPH

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This specialism will be relevant to those developing careers in health promotion or improvement with the NHS or third sector organisations. With a focus on key concepts in health promotion theory and practice, it will prepare graduates to contribute to health promotion related knowledge management, project development, building capacity in individuals and communities, and partnership working.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The programme is taught by academics and practitioners from a wide variety of organisations and disciplines including Health Protection Scotland, environmental health, environmental protection, public health medicine, health economics and business/management.
  • The health promotion course at Glasgow includes presentations from academics within and out with the department and also from those employed in the National Health Service locally. Course students usually include early career health promoters and those European and International students with an interest in developing their public health careers in this direction.
  • The programme is multidiscplinary in focus attracting students with undergraduate degrees in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health related specialisms.
  • Public health has a central role in guiding health care practice, influencing health policy, protecting the public, and improving population health. If you work or intend to work in an organisation which has public health responsibilities or aims to improve population health then this Master of Public Health degree will be suited to you.
  • Public Health at the University was among the earliest academic fields to move towards a multidisciplinary range of programmes involving staff from a number of areas. Current disciplines represented include health promotion, health protection, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, statistics, and health economics.
  • Public health practitioners are employed in health services, academia, national and local government, the voluntary sector, as well as in international humanitarian relief. The MPH degree is recognised in most countries as an essential qualification for a career in public health.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Academic careers relating to each specialism may be pursued, including: research assistant, research associate, and lecturer. Similar research positions may be found with NGOs and, to a lesser extent, the private sector. Health promotion specialism graduates will be suited to health promotion/improvement practitioner/manager positions in health services or NGOs. Senior roles in health promotion within a health care profession may also be suitable.

Modules

Introduction to Statistical Methods - Core
Health Promotion: Policy and Principles - Core
Introduction to Epidemiology - Core
Principles of Public Health - Core
Research Dissertation Project: with a Health Promotion Focus - Core
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A relevant first degree, at least at 2.1 honours level, or equivalent OR A relevant first degree, at least at 2.2 honours level, or equivalent in addition to a minimum of six months work experience in public health or health care. Exceptionally, if a first degree is not relevant then a professional qualification and experience in the practice of public health for at least two years at a professional level is required.

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