• Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
  • Goldsmiths, University of London Featured Masters Courses
King’s College London Featured Masters Courses
University of St Andrews Featured Masters Courses
Imperial College London Featured Masters Courses
Coventry University Featured Masters Courses
Swansea University Featured Masters Courses

Health Promotion and Public Health (MSc)

Course Description

At a time when strategies and policies for improving individual and population health are firmly on the agenda of governments globally, this course has been specifically designed to meet these challenges and demand from stakeholders and prospective students.

The importance of innovative approaches to health and social care has never been more critical with the widening inequalities gap, the continuing global financial crisis and climate change. The new public health approach has different characteristics from the old public health model and now includes prevention and promotion whilst giving recognition of the social determinants of health. This course will allow you to develop the skills required to meet existing and emerging challenges locally, nationally and internationally.

You will explore the principles of health promotion and public health and address current issues in improving health and the prevention of disease including epidemiology. You will examine the impact of health inequalities and explore global health and health psychology and the principles of behaviour change.

See the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/health-professions/study-options/distance-and-flexible-learning/health-promotion-and-public-health

What you will study

•Principles and Concepts: Health Promotion and New Public Health
•Health Inequalities
•Global Health
•Evidence-based Public Health
•Health Psychology and the Principles of Behaviour Change
•Population Health & Wellbeing
•Leadership and Partnership Working for Health
•Research Methods
•Research Project

Award: MSc Health Promotion and Public Health (180 SCQF level 11 credits)

How you will learn

You will be taught via our virtual learning environment CampusMoodle where you will work both individually and within a group environment, with formal and informal sessions. You will take part in online tutorial sessions through the virtual classroom utilising innovative technologies to facilitate engagement and encourage discussion and debate.

Key guest speakers are invited to join the modules to bring topical and current issues to the learning experience. In addition to the Module Leader, E-tutors from practice settings facilitate the discussion forums and online tutorials to help relate theory to practice.


This course is suitable for those working in the key areas of health, public health, health improvement, health promotion, local authorities, local government, education, social care, sports & leisure, private sector, occupational health, oral and dental health and the third sector both in the UK and internationally by providing you with a professional qualification that will develop your understanding of this complex field and strengthen, enhance and improve your career prospects.

Students on the existing programme come from a wide range of disciplines including public health, physiotherapy, dietetics, third sector, nursing and midwifery, oncology and occupational health.

Opportunities have increased significantly with the global changes in health and the challenges that lifestyle related diseases are presenting. Employment opportunities include:
- clinical practice
- local authorities and commissioning boards
- occupational health
- education
- work based health programmes
- sports and leisure centres
- social care.

Other related areas and opportunities include community development, non-government agencies, charitable and voluntary organisations.

If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Visit the Health Promotion and Public Health (MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Merit Scholarship - 18 Awards

The School of Health Sciences is pleased to offer a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study at the School. Please read through the following information carefully.Number of awards in academic year 2015/16:
- MSc Clinical/Sports Biomechanics – 6 awards of £1000 each.
Course commences September 2016.- MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)/Doctorate of Physiotherapy – 9 awards of £1000 each.
Course commences January 2016.- MSc Health Promotion and Public Health – 3 awards of £1000 each.
Course commences January 2016.Who can apply: You may be an international student or you may be a UK/ EU student wishing to study on a full-cost course. You need to complete an application form and return it to the School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1000 each


Eligible Courses for the Merit Scholarships:
- MSc Clinical/Sports Biomechanics; scholarships available for overseas students only.
- MSc Physiotherapy (pre registration); scholarships available for both home and overseas students.
- Doctorate of Physiotherapy; scholarships available for both home and overseas students.
- MSc Health Promotion and Public Health; scholarships available for overseas students only** as UK/EU students already pay a lower fee on these courses (which are part-funded by the Scottish Government) there are no merit based scholarships for UK/EU students on these courses in 2015/16.

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Typically you will have a degree/honours degree and a minimum of one year’s work experience in a health related industry or a professional qualification. For international students IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL is required. Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

Email Enquiry

Recipient: Robert Gordon University
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X