Postgraduate taught 

Developing & Evaluating Interventions MSc/PgDip/PgCert/CPD

Throughout the world there are numerous projects, programmes or initiatives that aim to improve society, people’s lifestyles, health and/or wellbeing. Yet many of these fail. Most are poorly designed and badly, if ever, evaluated. This new MSc will provide the knowledge and skills to: (a) develop programmes in a logical, evidence-based way to maximise their likely effectiveness, and (b) evaluate them robustly so that we do not waste precious resources on programmes that don’t work.

  • MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part‑time
  • PgDip: 12 months full-time; 24 months part‑time
  • PgCert: 9 months full-time; 21 months part‑time
  • CPD: 10 weeks plus assignment

Why this programme

  • This innovative MSc in Developing & Evaluating Interventions will benefit professionals whose work involves the development or evaluation of projects, programmes and initiatives to improve social or health outcomes, or students who hope to be involved in such work in the future.
  • This is one of only two MScs in the UK that focuses on how to develop programmes.
  • It is taught by world leading researchers in programme development and evaluation from the Institute of Health & Wellbeing – an internationally recognised centre of excellence in solutions-focused research, which includes the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit - and practitioners with extensive real world experience of both large and small scale evaluations.
  • It provides an understanding of the key principles of evaluation and the technical knowledge and skills for evaluation design and management.
  • Students will undertake a project in an area of their own interest that will allow them to experience the constraints and contingencies of real world programme development or evaluation.
  • Optional courses allow occupational or subject specialism, or the development of specific research skills.

Programme structure

MSc / PgDip

Core courses

  • Improving Health and Society: Programme Development and Evaluation
  • Fundamentals of Evaluation
  • Evaluation Design
  • Dissertation (Msc students only)

Optional courses

  • Principles of Public Health
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Research Methods
  • Research Methods (Qualitative, Quantitative and Health Economics)
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods
  • Evidence synthesis (online)
  • Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials (online)
  • Global Health in Social Context
  • Education and Public Policy
  • Empowerment and Social Change
  • Equity, Social Justice and Change
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Children and Childhoods
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Economics for HTA (online)
  • Health Promotion: Principles and Practice
  • Managing Health Care Organisations
  • Psychosocial Approaches to Public Health
  • Further Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Globalisation and Public Health
  • Health and Culture
  • Understanding Health Policy
  • Education and International Development
  • Economics for Education and Public Policy

PgCert

Core courses

  • Improving Health and Society: Programme Development and Evaluation
  • Fundamentals of Evaluation
  • Evaluation Design

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

The MSc in Developing & Evaluating Interventions will improve your employability for many government, NGO and charity posts, nationally and internationally, in many fields including: health, international development, environmental sustainability, criminology, education and transport.

It will also prepare you for an academic career involving programme development and evaluation.

Fees & funding

Tuition fees for 2019-20

MSc

Home and EU

  • Full-time fee: £8000
  • Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits

International

  • Full-time fee: £21020

PgDip

Home and EU

  • Full-time fee: £5333
  • Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits

International

  • Full-time fee: £14013

PgCert

Home and EU

  • Full-time fee: £2667
  • Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits

International

  • Full-time fee: £7007

CPD

  • CPD fees available on request

Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only

Additional fees

  • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £360
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £320
  • Registration/exam only fee: £150

Funding opportunities

Humanitarian Scholarships

The University of Glasgow is offering 4 scholarships (one per college) for applicants to the University who are staying in the UK on humanitarian grounds and are facing challenges in progressing onto Higher Education. The scholarship is open to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University of Glasgow applying for entry in 2019. The scholarship meets the full cost of tuition fees for the duration of your programme as well providing an additional £4,000 per year stipend, if the eligibility criteria for university accommodation is met this will also be provided for the duration of your degree. For more information on the accommodation criteria please see the Residential Services section on the website.

We are also offering 4 scholarships to students who hold refugee status. This scholarship is awarded as a £5,000 per year stipend toward living costs per year of study.

More Information

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

Entry requirements

Very good undergraduate degree (2:1 or 1st) in a social science, health or other relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

FAQs

What do I do if...

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

my language qualifications are not listed here?

Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk


 

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

International students

We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries. Find out more about visa requirements, and the support we offer:

How to apply

To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.

Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

Documents

As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.

You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance notes for using the online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Reference: Please provide one reference. This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. If you already have a copy of a reference on letter headed paper then please upload this to your application. If you do not already have a reference to upload then please enter your referee’s name and contact details on the online application and we will contact your referee directly.

Standard application deadlines

  • International applications (non-EU): 21 July 2019 
  • UK and EU applications: 25 August 2019

Classes start September 2019 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

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