Taught course

Global Health, Ethics and Law

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). 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Global Health, Ethics and Law MSc is designed for students interested in exploring how ethical theories and legal principles can be applied to global health policy making and practice. The programme focuses on global health ethics and law, global health governance, and humanitarian action ethics.

The Global Health Ethics and Law module will enable you to consider global health from a normative perspective. You will learn about the emergence of global health law and the relevance of national, regional and international law to healthcare. There will also be a strong focus on the application of moral and political philosophy to global health issues. In particular, close attention will be paid to theories of cosmopolitanism, distributive justice and human rights. The Humanitarian Action and Ethics module will examine the ethical challenges faced in increasingly complex humanitarian crises and environments. You will learn to critically analyse complex scenarios, investigating theories of humanitarianism, humanitarian needs, ethical principles and values.

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 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

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
study@sgul.ac.uk