Taught course

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Institute for International Health and Development - IIHD

Entry requirements

Honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health-related or social science area. Diplomates should have completed the final exam of a professional body. Applicants from other backgrounds (eg social science, social anthropology) are also welcomed, if you can demonstrate appropriate understanding/experience of sexual and reproductive health issues. Relevant professional or practical experience is essential.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is for people working as health professionals and will equip you to work at a senior level to promote the sexual and reproductive health and social well-being of people, especially those living in low, middle income and transitional countries, through the development of effective, contexualised sexual and reproductive health policies, services and interventions.

The course has been designed in response to the increasing need for personnel of governments, international health institutions and non-governmental organisations to be trained to support development in this key area. This course focuses on the social and political issues influencing sexual and reproductive health, with a special focus on low and middle income countries. It focuses on integration of theory and practice and enables you to draw on your experience, develop critical thinking skills and widen your perspective on current and historical sexual and reproductive health issues. While taught sessions, tutorials and group work encourage participative learning, the self-directed learning associated with module assignments will provide you with opportunities to explore topics and issues that are of particular interest to you. Please note that this is not a clinical training programme.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scottish domiciled and EU students on this course may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan through the Students Award Agency Scotland.

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


part time
48 months
full time
9 months


part time
48 months
full time
6 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation40 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Suzanne Fustukian
0131 474 0000