Taught course

Global Health

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in social sciences, health sciences, medicine, nursing or other clinical subject. We will also consider applications from graduates from other fields, but you should submit a statement indicating why you are interested in changing fields. We will also take relevant work experience into account.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme offers a unique opportunity for you to develop a critical understanding of the key issues within health and medicine, health policy and health planning, and of the determinants of health and health inequalities from a social science perspective.

  • You will examine health issues that arise for different population groups and across national boundaries, including social and cultural constructions of health, disability and chronic illness, and global and national health policies.
  • You will make a critical analysis of health and its determinants, and develop a deep understanding of the influence and role of equality/inequality, demographics and location on health.
  • You will study quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, and apply at least one of these in the completion of an original piece of research.
  • The University is a leading centre of applied and policy related research. This programme brings together expertise in health inequalities, health and wellbeing, disability, urban health, health economics and the history of medicine.
  • The degree is fully interdisciplinary in its structure and content, and is designed to allow you to focus your learning around the global health issues that interest you most.
  • You will be taught by experts from the following world-leading centres based at the University: Institute of Health and Wellbeing, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Centre for the History of Medicine, Policy Scotland and Centre for Public Policy for Regions.
  • From the start of the programme you will be closely supported to build the skills, experience and networks that will open doors to you in your future career in Global Health.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £16,650
Please see the list of scholarship opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Cindy Gray
Email
Cindy.Gray@glasgow.ac.uk