You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates a pass is required.
We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds including: humanities, science and healthcare.
Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and applicants in this situation are encouraged to submit an application form. If you are in this position, you will be expected to have experience of working in global health (e.g. for non-governmental organisations) and you may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts). Alternatively, you may be required to complete one taught module before upgrading to the MSc.
Applications for stand-alone modules will be subject to the same entry requirements as those described above.
Months of entry
Global health is an area of increasing clinical, political, economic, humanitarian and social concern. This distinctive programme will bring you together with students from a wide range of backgrounds and encourages you to critically analyse key global health challenges.
Significant socio-economic and environmental changes are producing new challenges, ranging from an increase in the global burden of non-communicable diseases to the emergence and rapid spread of new infectious diseases. These evolving issues exacerbate existing health inequalities and inequities. At the same time, new scientific and technological advances hold out the prospect of substantial reductions in the overall impact of ill health, given positive governance and leadership for health.
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 other 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 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 in the UK and many world-leading clinicians teach on our course.
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 policy maker. The programme will also give you the ability to make a real difference to the pursuit of health equity and global justice.
You can also study one of our specalist Global Health pathways:
- Global Health, Ethics and Law MSc
- Global Health and Conflict MSc
- Global Health and Humanities MSc
- Global Health, Infectious Disease and Immunity MSc
- Global Health and Mental Health MSc
- Flexible structure for the MSc Global Health suite allows you to select a specialism of your choice.
- Excellent academic connections for potential placements in London and overseas.
- Students from a range of backgrounds creating a diverse learning community where knowledge is shared across disciplines.
- Enjoy working with other students, researchers and clinicians as part of a small, close-knit team, with all the advantages that brings for personal networking and development.
Information for international students
If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language ability.
English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.
Fees and funding
We have a range of funding opportunities available for students.
Students may be eligible for:
Postgraduate Loans of up to £10,280. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
A Career Development Loan, for more information, visit Gov.uk
Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount on this course. Learn more
A full fee postgraduate scholarship. Find out more information at scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries