Taught course

Global Health Implementation (MSc)

University of St Andrews · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant subject from the sciences, social sciences, or arts and humanities. A relevant professional qualification or experience will be considered in place of a degree at the discretion of the course management group.

Months of entry


Course content

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 believe in supporting the development of critical thinkers and radical practitioners, and peer-interaction and student-centred learning are at the heart of the curriculum.


  • 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, Psychology and Neuroscience, and International Relations, offering an interdisciplinary perspective on global health implementation.
  • The programme is non-exam based and emphasises student participation and independent learning.

Teaching format

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.

The course is non-exam based and incorporates a variety of alternative assessment techniques such as:

  • written assignments
  • oral and poster presentations
  • peer and self assessment.


The taught portion of the course includes eight modules incorporating a variety of teaching and learning approaches, including:

  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • practical classes
  • workshops.

Modules are delivered by academics from across the University, members of the local health board in NHS Scotland, and guest academics, policy makers, and practitioners offering a truly inter-disciplinary educational experience.

For more details about each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue, which is for the 2017–2018 academic year, and therefore some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £20,980

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 1891