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Global Health and Humanities MSc

St George's, University of London
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
London
English
September 2021
Application deadline: 01 June 2021
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Program description

Global Health and Humanities MSc

An insight into the diverse cultural meanings of health and their influence upon sociopolitical movements and culture as a whole is vital to understanding the opportunities and challenges to improving global health in different cultural contexts. Covering topics including health activism, narrative-based medicine and story-telling for trauma, the Global Health and Humanities MSc programme will allow you to reflect upon your areas of interest within this exciting discipline while sharing the experiences and perceptions of your peers. You will also have the opportunity to explore in-depth an area of global health and humanities through your independent research project, gaining postgraduate-level research skills and a deeper understanding of your field of study.

Global health is a broad discipline that attracts multidisciplinary involvement from those who wish to pursue an internationally focused career in development, policy, education, research or humanitarian relief. This will include doctors and others health professionals, as well as a range of people with an interest in governance, management, law, politics, economics, policy, science, anthropology, philosophy and ethics.

This Global Health MSc is a broad-ranging practical and clinical course that covers many different aspects of global health practice and policy. We have excellent local, regional and international links, enabling our students to complete global health projects in many different locations around the world. The university also shares its campus with one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals, and many world-leading clinicians teach on our courses.

This stimulating and vibrant programme will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to understand, interpret and help solve critical global health challenges, empowering you to pursue an exciting international career as a global health practitioner or policymaker. The programme will also give you the ability to make a real difference in the pursuit of health equity and global social justice.

Admission requirements

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

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

Undergraduate degree or equivalent

You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2).For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1stAugust on the year of entry.

We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare.

International qualifications

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries and use UKNARIC to assess.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Core modules

  • Global Governance for Health
  • Global Health Humanities
  • MSc Research project

Optional modules

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine
  • Global Health Diseases
  • Global Health Ethics and Law
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Culture and Mental Health
  • Global Health and Comparative Health Systems
  • Humanitarian Action and Ethics

Research support modules

  • Practical Data Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods including group lectures, course-specific seminars and small group sessions. You will also participate in self-directed study and wider reading, as well as individual and group practical sessions.

This program is available part time.

Tuition fees

UK Students

  • Full-time MSc: £11,500
  • Part-time MSc: £6,000 per annum

International and EU students

  • Full-time MSc: £22,000
  • Part-time MSc: £11,500 per annum

Career opportunities

Graduating with a Global Health MSc from St George’s will open a wide range of opportunities.

The breadth of experience that you will gain on the course will place you in a prime position to make impactful change relating to your area of interest. You will have the skills to go on to work as a global health practitioner, policy maker, consultant or researcher in either government the private sector, as well as national and international agencies.

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About this institute

St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, health and science, from the exploration of global...


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Why study at St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of medicine, science and allied health courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to provide you with the skills and experience you need to take your next step.

St George’s excellence has been recognised by The Complete University Guide as the top university for graduate prospects for four years in a row. We prepare our students with the skills and knowledge to develop into well-rounded individuals equipped for the lifelong careers.

Our close links with local healthcare trusts, in particular St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, put us in a unique position to give our students a real taste of what their future working lives hold. St George’s is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work our researchers, staff and students are currently undertaking to combat Covid-19. By studying with us, you will join a community that is making a difference.

Contact info

St George's, University of London

Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
United Kingdom

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www.sgul.ac.uk

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