Online Population Health Sciences (MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip

How long you will study
1 - 6 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
online

Course starts
January, April, September

International course fees
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About Online Population Health Sciences at University of Glasgow Online Programmes, University of Glasgow

Population Health Sciences is an important and emerging field that combines a number of disciplines to better understand and measure health outcomes and their distribution in a population. Its role is to measure, quantify and describe the health status and health inequalities of populations through understanding the interactions of the physical and social environment, individual behaviour, resource allocation, investment and genetics over time and throughout the course of life.

The online Population Health Sciences programme offers you all the benefits of our public health programme, but with emphasis on statistical, rather than clinically focused, content. Through a broader public health focus, this programme explores the multiple determinants of health outcomes and their impact on the population. With patient data linking now more prevalent, this line of research is key to the future of healthcare.

As the only online programme of its kind in the UK, it offers a unique opportunity to understand how physical and social environment, individual behaviour, distribution of resources, investment and genetics impact on health status and inequalities in populations over time. The distance learning programme covers a range of approaches and techniques that link determinants to outcomes. Ultimately, it allows for the identification of novel population interventions that are grounded in the best practice and are cost effective.

The online Population Health Sciences programme is delivered by staff from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing who are world leaders in their field. The team conducts high-impact and pioneering research into evaluating, developing and informing population health interventions such as the Scottish smoking ban and Scotland's alcohol strategy.

Instead of being assessed through a research project, you will be taught through data analysis, reports, posters, presentations and journal articles. Learning in this way will equip you with a transferrable skillset that is integral to careers in public health, health services, health policy or academia.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, PG Cert, PG DipHow you will studyOnlineHow long you will study1 - 6 year
    Course startsJanuary, April, SeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

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