This programme will empower you to confidently meet the clinical and logistical challenges of working in complex and unpredictable situations; overseas, in low resource settings, on expedition or within your UK practice. Gain the advanced knowledge, skills and leadership qualities to deliver quality care, interact with healthcare professionals in multicultural or resource constrained settings and ensure the best possible health outcomes for your unique patient population, whatever your location.

Available pathways

This programme has two pathways, both designed to complement the important and dynamic field of global health:

  • Leadership – this pathway will allow you to gain advanced knowledge and practice to become a global healthcare leader of the future.
  • Remote and Rural – this pathway will build your skills for practising as a wilderness medic in some of the worlds most isolated locations.

There is also a part-time route available for this programme.

Key features

  • A choice of two pathways: Leadership (with a vision of becoming a global healthcare leader of the future) or Remote and Rural (gaining skills to lead and provide medical cover to expeditions in the arctic, jungle, desert or mountainous terrains).
  • Teaching from faculty staff and visiting experts.
  • Benefit from a blended learning environment with delivery ranging between lectures, seminars, practical scenario-based training in the field, and supported distance learning. Our academic team is available via a range of telecommunication methods for ongoing support during your studies.
  • Take advantage of a collaborative educational partnership between local NHS services, higher education, clinical services and experts such as members of the University’s Global Health Collaborative.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year Full-time

Module Details:

Please see the programme specification for further details of how the modules are put together.

  • REM713 Global Health
  • REM715 Leadership and innovation in practice
  • REM716 Remote and rural practice
  • HML721 Advanced healthcare leadership and innovation
  • HML712 Organisational development and culture
  • PDP721 Project design, development and knowledge transfer
  • PDD721DL Project design, development and knowledge transfer
  • DIS731 Dissertation

Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.


For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more

Entry Requirements

This programme is most applicable for medical, dental, nursing or allied health professionals or intercalating medical students between years 4 and 5 of their undergraduate course.

Normally a recognised first degree or equivalent will be required. Entrants who have acquired experience through work or other means that enables staff responsible for admissions to be confident of the candidate’s ability to succeed in the programme may also be considered, in line with QAA guidance.

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