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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

A unique opportunity for you to develop a critical understanding of the key issues within health and medicine, health policy and health planning, and of the determinants of health and health inequalities from a social science perspective.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The MSc is designed to allow you to focus your learning around the global health issues that interest you most, and are fully interdisciplinary in their structure and content.
  • You will examine health issues that arise for different population groups and across national boundaries, including the social and cultural constructions of health, chronic illness and disability, and global and national health policies.
  • You will make a critical analysis of health and its determinants, and develop a deep understanding of the influence and role of equality/inequality, demographics and location on health.
  • You will study social science research methods, and apply them in the completion of an original piece of research.
  • You will be taught by experts from the following world-leading centres based at the University: Institute of Health & Wellbeing, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Centre for the History of Medicine, and Policy Scotland.
  • You will become part of a leading centre of applied and policy related research bringing together expertise in health inequalities, health and wellbeing, disability, urban health, health economics and the history of medicine.
  • Participate in networking activities, for example, inviting international Global Health professionals to attend a Careers in Global Health event, and a week-long fact-finding trip to Geneva (or other European centre for Global Health organisations).
  • Taught by experts from the following world-leading centres based at the University: Institute of Health & Wellbeing, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Centre for the History of Medicine, and Policy Scotland.
  • Closely supported to build the skills, experience and networks that will open doors to you in your future career in Global Health.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Throughout your time at Glasgow you will have the opportunity to be closely supported in preparing for your future career in Global Health.

Early in the programme, you will be given advice on career pathways and how to achieve them, and how to use social media to enhance your career prospects.

There will also be an opportunity to organise an event that brings together leading global health professionals and benefit from their experience of forging a successful career in this field.

Our graduates have gone on to various careers, for example:

  • health care professionals
  • health care policy advisors
  • health improvement specialist
  • NHS management trainee
  • registered nurse
  • psychotherapist
  • work in public health care systems, and the voluntary and third sectors

Others have gone on to study for PhDs in related fields (the MRes is accredited as providing PhD-level research methods training).

Application deadline

29 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    233 96%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    17th

    3

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