Taught course

Global Health Studies (online distance learning)

University of Edinburgh · School of Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK). Some courses benefit from a scientific background although this is not an entry requirement. 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 Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module) - TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module) - PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered) - CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to enable those with a personal, academic or professional interest in global health to study a variety of related subjects and join colleagues and fellow students in a global community.

The programme is structured to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge base in various aspects of global health.

The emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and this is reflected by the wide range of courses it is possible to study within the programme.

Possible subjects include:

  • biodiversity
  • global heath
  • infectious and non-communicable diseases
  • animal health
  • sanitation and water issues
  • conservation and global citizenship

Some courses benefit from a scientific background although this is not a requirement.

Information for international students

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
10 credits £685; 20 credits £1,370
International students
10 credits £685; 20 credits £1,370

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
36 months

Course contact details

Programme Director
+44 (0) 131 242 9376