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University Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Spanish
Start dates
Tarragona
4,442 EUR
September 2021

Tarragona
4,442 EUR
September 2022

Tarragona
4,442 EUR
September 2023

Program description

University Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health

The University Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health will provide you with a solid foundation in theories, techniques and methodologies in medical anthropology so that by the time you complete the course you are ready to translate social problems into anthropological research questions and transform this research into practical policies that can help create social innovations and find new models for health intervention.

This master's degree is the continuation of the inter-university master's degree that ran until the 2019-20 academic year and it is unusual in Europe and Latin America because of its subject matter and because of the quality of its teaching staff and the research they carry out.

The course will be taught in Spanish (80%), Catalan (10%), English (10%)

Admission requirements

Aimed at students and professionals from the field of health (medical sciences, nursing, physiotherapy and social work), who work or are interested in international health organizations in the field of environment, social education or mediation and who want to receive training in the social sciences to give answer to a better and more efficient social intervention. It is also aimed at those who wish develop research in the socio-health field. Students with training in the field of social and cultural anthropology and other social science careers, such as sociology, who are interested in specialising in the field of health.


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Program content

First year: compulsory subjects

First semester

  • Anthropology and Health Sciences
  • Demography and Epidemiology
  • Design and Advanced Techniques in Medical Anthropology I
  • Gender and Health
  • Health and Society in the History of the West
  • Health, Development and Environment
  • Medical Systems

Second semester

  • Diet, Health and Culture
  • Anthropology of Dependence, Ageing and Care Practice
  • Anthropology and General Health
  • Anthropology and Mental Health
  • Designs and Advanced Techniques in Medical Anthropology II
  • Theoretical Approaches in Medical Anthropology
  • Theories on Subjectivity: Mind, Body, Brain

Second Year: compulsory subjects

First semester

  • Designs and Advanced Techniques in Medical Anthropology III
  • Advanced Studies in General Health
  • Public Policies, Inequality and Health
  • Master's Thesis (*)

Optional subjects

  • Research Seminar
  • External Practical (**)

Scholarships & funding

The URV Master's Grants are aimed at exempting full-time students newly registered on a master's course from registration up to a maximum of 60 ECTS credits. For those master's degrees consisting of 90 and 120 ECTS credits, there is the possibility that students may receive the grant in the second year.

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

Tuition fees

Students with degrees from other countries will be charged an academic tax of €218.15 the first time they enrol only (price for course 2020-21).

Qualification

Credits - 90 ECTS

Career opportunities

Some of the employments opportunities available to students who complete this master's degree are:

  • Researcher in medical anthropology and global health.
  • Consultant on services in the health and food sectors, in both private and public entities.
  • Expert in global health interventions and health promotion and education.
  • Consultant on health management and planning.
  • Consultant or expert inintercultural competency;and diversity management in services aimed at refugees, immigrants and ethnic minorities.
  • Expert in international health programs and health cooperation, including the design of programs.
  • Researcher or social mediator with full responsibility and the skills needed to hold coordinating positions in research-intervention groups and/or management positions in centres or institutions in social health or healthcare management.
  • Consultant on public policies related to health.
  • Researcher into the material and intangible heritage of the world of health.

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About this institute

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

The Rovira i Virgili University (URV) is a young and dynamic university serving the needs of society, with an international outlook and a close relationship with our immediate socioeconomic environment. Located in Tarragona, approximately 100 kms south-west of Barcelona on...


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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

C. de l'Escorxador, s/n
43003 Tarragona Catalonia
Spain

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www.urv.cat

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