Masters | Postgraduate Course - Migration, Culture and Global Health MSc Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

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Course Fees
Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £8,700 Part time £4,450 International students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £15,550<br /> Part time £7,850
Contact Name
Blizard Institute
Migration, Culture and Global Health MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full time 2 years Part time

This recently re-developed MSc aims to enable students to explore the central role that is played by migration and culture within global health processes and migration and health policy and practice. It will develop students’ empirical and theoretical understandings of the range of health, wellness and healthcare concerns that are experienced by migrants and their families and how these occur across interconnected development contexts of ‘origin’, ‘destination’, ‘return’ and ‘transit’ countries. In completing the MSc, students’ will have developed the skills and knowledge that are needed to work with migrant community groups, health support groups, advocacy organisations, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations, as well as government agencies and trade unions. In doing so, it will prepare them for employment within the fields of community organising, migration support services, migration and health policy, migration policy, public health and humanitarian policy and practice at the local, regional, national and international levels. Within these fields, students will be able to apply academic learning on migration and health to respond to problems and opportunities related to migrants' social, cultural and political identities, social welfare, humanitarian needs, and their legal, citizenship and rights-based concerns, especially those that intersect with health and healthcare. 

Module details

Core modules- new and updated for 2018-19!

  • Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Evidence, Policy and Global Health
  • NEW core module- Migrants, Inequality and the Cultural Politics of Health
  • Health Systems, Policy and Practice
  • Dissertation

Specialist module

  • NEW  Governance of Migration, Displacement and Healthcare
  • NEW  Researching Global Health and Biomedicine- Geneva Field Class*

Optional modules

  • Gender, Sexuality and Health
  • Primary Care and Global Public Health
  • Anthropology and Global Health
  • Health Systems Theory, Policy and Political Economy
  • Global Health, Governance and Law
  • Ecological Global Health
  • Human Rights and Public Health
  • Globalisation and Contemporary Medical Ethics
  • Understanding and Managing Human Resources for Global Health
  • Economics of Development
  • Human Resource Management in the Public Services

Entry Requirements

 You will normally need at least a 2.1 honours degree or GPA 3.2/4.0 or GPA 3.4/5.0 or equivalent in a relevant subject, such as medicine, the health sciences, nursing or the social sciences. We also welcome applications from those who have studied a less directly related subject at undergraduate level, but who can demonstrate interest and motivation in this area.

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.