Taught course

Global and Remote Healthcare

Plymouth University · Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

Entry requirements

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. If your first language is not English you will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language.

Months of entry


Course content

Our masters programme will empower you to confidently meet the challenges of working in complex and unpredictable situations; overseas, on expedition, in low resource settings or within your UK practice. Following comprehensive preparatory modules we provide you with the unique opportunity to undertake a placement in a global or remote environment as part of your immersive learning experience. Discover, discuss and debate with our expert faculty.

  • Rise to the challenge on this part-time, three year masters programme – become a health professional ready to meet the unique challenges of providing care in complex and challenging global and/ or remote environments
  • Experience teaching from faculty staff and visiting experts that have an active role in shaping healthcare systems locally and globally; working in global health partnerships, and leading expeditions to arctic, jungle, desert and mountainous terrains.
  • 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 placement setting.
  • Benefit from a blended learning environment with delivery ranging between practical scenario-based training in the field, lectures and seminars, and supported distance learning.
  • Take advantage of a collaborative educational partnership between local NHS services, higher education, clinical services and experts including the military.
  • Enhance your learning with our established links to the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit, Diving Diseases Research Centre,THET Health Links Partnerships, and the South West Global Health Collaborative.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language.

Fees and funding

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
01752 437333