What will I learn?

Course description

Our part-time online MSc Global Health course has been developed in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Aimed at both those new to the humanitarian sector and professionals who want to update their skills, our course offers a practical means of study and an inclusive approach which mirrors the reality of interventions within a humanitarian context.

You will explore issues related to the worldwide improvement of health, the reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders.

The course is unique in bringing together the study of emergency medicine, disaster management, community health, anthropology and sociology of health and illness in an online format.

You will have access to leading multidisciplinary academics and practitioners. For example, we have a close working relationship with the charity UK-Med, which aims to improve the training and accountability of medical teams to sudden onset disasters and complex emergencies.

Coursework and assessment

All assessment will take place online. Each of the four units in Years 1 and 2 will conclude with a selection of assessments, including multiple choice tests, group assignments such as wikis, and prose-based assessments.

Career opportunities

This course is aimed at both those new to the humanitarian sector and those already in the field.

Those with work experience will be able to harness the knowledge gained from their course to progress within their field of expertise, reaching senior roles in government and non-governmental organisations.

Others will be able to use the course as a starting point to progress into careers within NGOs, national health services, civil service, academic institutions and more.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Study options

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

September 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

We require a Lower Second Class Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent, although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made. Applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent may apply if they can demonstrate (via a personal statement) that they can communicate clearly, are highly motivated, and have experience of prior learning. An overall grade of 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 7) in IELTS is required or 100+ in the iTOEFL with a minimum writing score of 25.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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