Taught course

Global Health and Humanities

Institution
St George's, University of London · St George's, University of London
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum second class degree (2:2).

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is intended for students who have an interest in humanities and global health. On this distinctive programme you will gain knowledge and expertise in the intersection between humanities, culture and health.

An insight into the diverse cultural meanings of health and their influence upon socio-political 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 policy maker. The programme will also give you the ability to make a real difference to the pursuit of health equity and global social justice.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
study@sgul.ac.uk