Taught course

Global Health Studies (Online Learning)

University of Edinburgh · School of Biomedical Sciences
PGCertProfessional Development

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.

We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience.

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 invoiced at course level, allowing you to pick and choose your curriculum content, and manage your learning within flexible 5 or 11 week teaching blocks, which are offered at fixed time periods across the academic calendar.

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:

  • Animal health
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation and global citizenship
  • Forensic medicine and science
  • Global health
  • Infectious and non-communicable diseases
  • Sanitation and water issues

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
36 months
part time
36 months

Professional Development

24 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Programme Director
+44 (0)131 242 9376