Entry requirements

This programme is most applicable for medical, dental, nursing or allied health professionals or intercalating medical students between years 4 and 5 of their undergraduate course.

Normally a recognised first degree or equivalent will be required with a minimum of a lower second/ 2:2 class honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g BMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Nursing, Allied Health Professionals degree, Healthcare Management). Entrants who have acquired experience through work or other means that enables staff responsible for admissions to be confident of the candidate’s ability to succeed in the programme may also be considered, in line with QAA guidance.

Months of entry


Course content

The pandemic has taught us that health is indeed global and anyone working in the health sector needs to have an awareness of how key global health issues such as climate change, pandemic preparation and management, and health inequalities impact the local health contexts. The global health programme is designed to develop knowledge and skills as innovators, leaders, strategists, advisors, facilitators and medics in global health.

It is targeted towards all healthcare professionals, sustainable development professionals and graduates with a specific interest and/or career trajectory in global health development initiatives and systems strengthening.

This programme can contribute to professional development for senior positions as a medical doctor or for any allied health professional. The MSc prepares you for roles across the globe, either short-term partnerships through your NHS setting or for longer stints with organisations such as VSO, MSF, the British Antarctic Survey, or any work within a global health or remote or rural environment. There is a strong leadership component which will stand you in good stead for all career pathways applicable to your chosen field.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
+44 1752 586706