Taught course

Global Health Implementation

University of St Andrews · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree (Second class, upper division) or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Global Health Implementation provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to fulfil roles as global health implementation practitioners, policy makers or academics.

Course highlights

  • Students have the opportunity to learn from world-leading practitioners and academics from a range of disciplines in health and social science.
  • You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for roles in policy, practice, or academe.
  • The programme was developed in collaboration with the Schools of Management, Geography and Geosciences and International Relations, offering in interdisciplinary perspective on global health implementation.

Teaching format

The MSc in Global Health Implementation is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Medicine. The programme provides a detailed theoretical understanding of global health implementation literature and issues within the attainment and maintenance of health. The teaching staff within the School support the development of critical thinkers and radical practitioners, and peer-interaction and student-centred learning are at the heart of the curriculum.

The taught portion of the programme is delivered through tutorials, e-seminars, practical classes and workshops. Modules are delivered by academics from across the University, from members of the local health board in NHS Scotland, and from guest academics, policy makers and practitioners. There are typically 10 to 12 students on the course each year.

Assessment is non-exam based and incorporates written assignments, oral and poster presentations, as well as peer and self assessment.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are required to have IELTS 7.0 overall, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please visit the University website for details: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 3508