Taught course

Global Health, Infection and Immunity

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, at least a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a biomedical science or a science related subject (or an equivalent overseas qualification).

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. Non-standard candidates will be expected to have experience of working in global health (e.g. for non-governmental organisations) and they may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts). Non-standard candidates may be required to complete one taught module before upgrading to the PGCert, PGDip or MSc.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Global Health, Infection and Immunity MSc will explore some of the major causes of human disease such as tuberculosis, influenza and HIV as well as more focused topics such as infection in special circumstances (e.g. pregnancy) and emerging infectious agents.

You will receive insight into the molecular and cellular basis of the immune system, how it normally protects from infection, and the pathological consequences of inappropriate responses. You will view topics of immunology and infection in a broad sense so as to integrate how the various players act in concert within the whole battlefield. You will study the latest updates in vaccine technology and immunotherapy as well as exploring the mechanisms used by pathogens to evade immune response. This can then be combined with modules from other aspects of global health, allowing you to better understand how major human disease and the immune reaction to them fits within the current global health challenges we face.

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

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
study@sgul.ac.uk