Taught course

Global Health and Development MSc

UCL - University College London · Institute for Global Health

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in medicine, nursing and other allied heath professions, sciences, humanities and social sciences. Professional experience in the fields of health and development is desirable. An applicant whose qualifications vary from UCL standards may be admitted if evidence of an adequate academic background and work experience in an appropriate field can be shown.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Global Health and Development is a multidisciplinary programme (drawing on epidemiology, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, political science and government, gender studies, critical theory etc.) that provides comprehensive training in how to address the world\'s most complex and pressing health issues with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. You are provided with foundational training in the critical evaluation of research evidence, health systems strengthening, and global health policy. The programme\'s extensive range of optional modules offers the opportunity to tailor the MSc to your desired areas of specialisation whether you are interested in research and evaluation, policy formulation, advocacy, or the implementation of global health programmes in resource-limited settings.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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