Masters | Postgraduate Course - Development and Global Health MA Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

School of Geography
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School of Geography
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Development and Global Health MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time

There is an increasing recognition that global health crises demand solutions that move beyond established public health responses to include more comprehensive solutions to the long-term developmental needs of local communities. This new programme offers students the chance to blend established health and development approaches to tackle the contested contemporary terrains of development and global health politics. Combining the latest research in these fields, we encourage students to challenge conventional ways of approaching questions of health and development, while also considering alternative ways of promoting and securing advances in human well-being.

This programme:

  • provides students with a detailed understanding of emerging debates and agendas within development and global health policy and practice
  • encourages students to examine the intersections between questions of development and global health, using a critical geographical approach to problematise established theories, practices and policies
  • provides students with training and one-to-one tailored supervision as they develop independent desk-based and field research through a dissertation and optional fieldwork.*

Module details

Core module:

  • Dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits)

Compulsory modules:

  • Critical Geographies of Global Health (30 credits)
  • Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits)
  • Re-theorising Development Futures (30 credits)

Option modules:​

  • Democracy, Rights and Citizenship (15 credits)
  • Global Working Lives (15 credits)
  • Migration and Mobilities (15 credits)
  • Researching Development in Practice: Mumbai Unbound OR Malaysia Emerging (30 credits)*
  • Researching Global Health and Biomedicine (30 credits)*

Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification), together with two supportive references, at least one of which must be academic. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account. Candidates are expected to have good English language ability and to meet the standard of the IELTS, or equivalent, at a level of 7.0.

Programme Funding

Walter Oldershaw Award: eight awards (£3,000 each) are available across all masters degrees offered by the School of Geography

Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty Award: all graduates of QMUL are awarded a £1,000 bursary

Postgraduate Loans Scheme: eligible students are able to borrow loans up to £10,000

Student Destinations

Employability: Students completing this programme will be well-placed to enter governmental, non-governmental organisations, civil society, and academic research roles.