Taught course

Global Health Challenges (Online Distance Learning)

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or other related discipline, is normally required. Applicants who fall below these entry requirements, but have relevant work experience, may be considered on a case-by-case basis. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: - IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module) - TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module) - PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered) - CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is designed to equip those already working in global health and development, or those planning to work with international and national health agencies, with the tools, knowledge and skills to engage with complex problems related to equitable and just health and well-being.

It will also be of immense value for those interested in global development and aid, and for those interested in careers in health journalism, or work in international business in the health and social care fields, and in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator Varia Christie
+44 (0) 131 650 2979