MSc Global Health

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    One year full-time, two years part-time

Course Description

Global warming, conflict zones and unfair healthcare provision are among the most urgent health challenges facing the population over the next decade. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), solving them will require a coordinated effort from the global health sector, policymakers, international agencies and communities. Could you be part of that solution?

If you are looking to make a real difference in the pursuit of health equity and global justice, our stimulating suite of MScs in Global Health will help you better understand global health issues, policy and practices in the 21st century. Reflecting contemporary concerns and areas of research excellence at St George’s, we offer five specialist pathways in Global Health – in Conflict, Humanities, Mental Health, Ethics and Law, and Infection and Immunity – as well as the broad-based general degree.

Highly practical in nature, drawing on experiences of our own faculty and the many practitioners we have links with, these courses will be of particular interest to those who already work or wish to pursue an internationally focused career in development, policy, education, research or humanitarian relief. This includes policymakers, doctors, other health professionals and anyone with a strong interest in governance, management, law, politics, economics, policy, science, anthropology, philosophy and ethics.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for this course, you will need to:

  • meet the entry criteria
  • write a personal statement
  • provide 2 suitable references.

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Programme Funding

We offer several scholarships each year for outstanding students across our postgraduate taught courses.

Student Destinations

Graduating with a master’s degree in Global Health from St George’s opens up a world of opportunities – quite literally.  The breadth of practical experience and insight, coupled with the international connections you will make, prepare you to make impactful change and positively influence the health of people anywhere in the world.

Careers in global health are often divided into clinical and non-clinical with opportunities in both addressing issues of public or global health, or working in leadership, consultancy or research roles in either government or the private sector, as well as national and international agencies, such as WHO, Unicef or Save the Children, for example.

Module Details

Compulsory modules

  • Global Governance for Health (15 credits)
  • Research project (60 credits)

Research support modules

If you are studying a full MSc, you may choose the following module to help you prepare for your research project.

  • Research methods (15 credits)

Optional modules

Depending on the amount of credits needed, you will choose from the list of optional modules below.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) (30 credits)*
  • Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine (30 credits)
  • Culture and Mental Health (15 credits)
  • Global Environmental Health and Climate Change (30 credits)
  • Global Health Ethics and Law (30 credits)
  • Global Health Humanities (15 credits)
  • Global Health Diseases (30 credits)
  • Global Health and Comparative Health Systems (15 credits)
  • Global Public Health Challenges (30 credits)
  • Humanitarian Action and Ethics (15 credits)
  • Infection and Immunity (30 credits)*
  • Migration and Health (15 credit)

*Please note that to study this module you should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a biomedical science or a science related subject (or an equivalent overseas qualification).

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