Programme Structure

Detailed information on the structure of the MPH (on campus) programme

Your study at a glance

This programme can be studied full time or part time.

You will study a number of compulsory and option courses and complete a dissertation to be awarded a Master of Public Health. The Master's degree programme (a total of 180 credits) is divided into two semesters with a dissertation following at the end of the year.

Semester 1 September - December 
Semester 2

January - April 

Dissertation May - August

The first 120 credits make up a Postgraduate Diploma and include a combination of taught core and option SCQF Level 11 courses. Assuming an average mark of 50% or more is achieved across the taught courses, students can continue to the final 60 credit dissertation.

Taught courses run in five week blocks with a week between blocks for students to work on assignments.

Students will undertake a dissertation project between May and August. For your dissertation, you’ll be supervised by a member of staff with expertise in your area of interest.

Link to information about our courses and assessment

Link to information about the dissertation

Link to view semester dates