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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme will allow you to blend established global health and development approaches to tackle issues of contemporary international development and global health politics. Global health crises demand solutions that move beyond established public health responses. This programme will help you to contemplate more comprehensive solutions to the long-term developmental needs of local communities.

  • Challenge conventional ways of approaching questions of global health and international development, while also considering alternative ways of promoting and securing advances in human well-being
  • Gain a detailed understanding of emerging debates and agendas within development and global health policy and practice
  • Engage with world-leading academics in the School of Geography, with opportunities to take electives in the School of Medicine & Dentistry and the School of Business Management
  • Develop field-based research skills through a field trip to Mumbai or Geneva

What you'll study

You will gain a solid grounding in geographical thought and practice, and will consider issues of the geography of global health. You will be challenged to examine the intersections between questions of international development and global health, using a critical geographical approach to question established theories, practices and policies. There will be opportunities to learn about new approaches to global public health and project management through interdisciplinary elective modules.

You will experience training and one-to-one tailored supervision as you develop independent desk-based and field research through a dissertation.

You will be able to extend your understanding of these topics through optional field trip to Mumbai and Geneva. You will also be able to develop your research skills and experiences by undertaking an independent research project and fieldwork. This will be supported by research training as well as one-to-one tailored supervision from experienced researchers.

You will have the opportunity to attend weekly research seminars and research framework sessions with top-level academic researchers.

This programme also offers students the opportunity to undertake an unpaid internship with London International Development Centre (LIDC) while studying. LIDC will take on up to 4 Masters students as interns per year.


  • Use dedicated Masters study and computing spaces within the School of Geography.
  • Access specialist qualitative, quantitative, and GIS computing software to support your learning and research.
  • Access an unparalleled range of learning resources, special collections, and world-leading libraries within QMUL and the University of London, such as the QMUL Library, Senate House Library. Other specialist collections are accessible nearby, for example at the British Library.

Career Paths

This programme will prepare you for a broad range of careers but will specifically deliver the research skills and substantive knowledge required by NGOs, development organisations, national government departments and academic research roles. Previous graduates have gone onto undertake PhDs and further professional training as humanitarian doctors. They have also worked in an environmental waste management department, in consultancy, as a trader and marketer and in management

Tuition fees

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University information

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

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