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.

Key features

  • Rise to the challenge on this master’s programme to become a health professional ready to meet the unique challenges of providing care in complex and challenging global and/ or remote environments.  A part-time route is also available, or it is possible to exit with either a postgraduate certificate, or diploma dependent on the number of credits gained.
  • Choose from a choice of pathways; Leadership, with a vision of becoming a global health 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.
  • Experience teaching from faculty staff and visiting experts that have an active role in shaping healthcare systems locally and globally.
  • Links with the masters in healthcare management, leadership and innovation for cross-programme learning from a broader sphere of faculty specialists.
  • Equip yourself with the advanced skills necessary to critically analyse and combine a range of information to make safe and effective decisions in unpredictable situations, demonstrate leadership qualities and contribute to improvement science in your unique practice setting.
  • 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 are available via a means 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 of Plymouth Global Health Collaborative.
  • Enhance your learning with our established links to the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit, Diving Diseases Research Centre, THET Health Links Partnerships.
  • An opportunity for intercalating students to enrol on the full-time route from medical and dental undergraduate courses throughout the UK, provided that they have sufficient credits to continue with a masters (Level 7) qualification. Intercalating students will study alongside postgraduate students from a variety of backgrounds and will benefit from this vibrant educational environment.
  • WMT alumni have the opportunity to gain credit for prior learning. Please contact the programme lead for further information.

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


Home/EU £3,150 - International £6,525

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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