What will I learn?

This programme takes a unique cross-disciplinary approach to global health and attracts students from a range of academic and professional backgrounds. You can craft a programme of study that suits your interests and which will help you become better global health practitioners wherever you work in the world. The programme challenges you to understand the complex forces that shape health worldwide, by developing your understanding of the principles underlying research, policy and practice in global health, fostering critical thinking, and building transferable skills. Part time mode of study available for MSc only.


Alumni from this MSc have pursued careers in government, NGO and for profit sectors. They have taken on roles at national and international levels as programme managers, policy advisers and advocacy leaders, researchers, advisors for Ministries of Health, consultants, programme officers etc. Others have decided to pursue a career in academia by completing a PhD after their MSc.


The programme is designed to teach you how to apply different disciplinary perspectives to global health issues. The modules draw on different approaches to assessing skills and knowledge so you develop the diverse set of skills needed for work in global health. These include: presentations, team work, applying theory to practice, project management and planning, policy analysis, time management, and critical thinking.

Optional qualifications

This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

Which department am I in?

Population Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£25,800.00 (US$ 35,280) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


UCL (University College London)

Gower Street,



WC1E 6BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with Medical / Dental / Pharmacy degree or Doctorate/PhD (all degrees must be awarded by an institution accredited by a recognised regional accreditation body) will also be considered.

For international students

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in medicine, nursing and other allied heath professions, sciences, humanities and social sciences. Professional experience in the fields of health and development is desirable. An applicant whose qualifications vary from UCL standards may be admitted if evidence of an adequate academic background and work experience in an appropriate field can be shown.Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

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


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