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Public Health (Epidemiology) MPH

Public Health (Epidemiology) MPH

Key information
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Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Epidemiology Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This specialism will enable graduates to use real world evidence to lead on the design and delivery of evidence focused projects, particularly on data analysis, modelling, and interpretation of findings. Academic epidemiologists will typically explore research questions through conducting secondary analyses on existing data sets. 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.

Epidemiological studies form a significant proportion of the department’s research output that includes research on cancer surveillance, long-term conditions and occupational health. Epidemiology teaching at Glasgow enjoys high-level support and input from the National Health Service ensuring a close link to practice and employers. 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.

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. Epidemiology specialism graduates will be suited to health service health surveillance in prevention positions. Epidemiologist and information scientist positions in the private sector will also be suitable.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

Principles of Public Health, - Core
Introduction to Statistical Methods - Core
Research Dissertation Project: with an Epidemiological Focus - Core
Advanced Epidemiology - Core
Introduction to Epidemiology - Core
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need 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