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Public Health (Health Promotion) MPH

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MPH - Master of Public Health

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

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    4.13 83%

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