Population health sciences is an emerging area of health research that is focused on the multiple determinants of health outcomes and their impact on a population. The University of Glasgow is ranked in the world top 100 of universities (QS World University Rankings 2019), it provides the only online programme of its kind in the UK which is dedicated to measuring, quantifying and describing the health status and health inequalities of populations through high-level research and statistical analysis.


A focus on data

The programme offers a unique opportunity to understand how physical and social environments, individual behaviour, the distribution of resources and investment and genetics impact on the health status and inequalities in populations over time. You could study optional courses, such as advanced statistics, which allow students to gain a greater insight into the data and provide more thought out solutions. What’s more, rather than being assessed through a dissertation, you will be taught through data analysis, reports, posters, presentations and journal articles. Learning in this way will equip you with the practical skills that are integral to careers in public health, health services, health policy or academia.


100% online, interactive learning

Even if you aren’t able to visit the campus you can still benefit from the industry-lead research, lecturers and close ties to the NHS. You would be able to access Glasgow's interactive resources from anywhere and at any time; this includes recorded lectures, videos, discussion areas and more – whatever helps you to achieve your career goal. Ranked 1st in the Russell Group for teaching (NSS 2018), throughout your studies, you will be guided by their expert faculty, who will provide and support you with all the tools and guidance you may need.

What’s more, the programme can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Whether you want to study an MSc, a PgDip or a PgCert, or choose your duration of study between 1 and 6 years; at University of Glasgow, you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.

Entry Requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent from a recognised institution or 2:2 in a related field, with at least six months’ work experience in public health or healthcare.
  • International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

World changers welcome: join us and make your mark

Please contact us for more information.

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