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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

Our part-time online 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.

Modules

Research Methods in Global Health: An introduction to the theory and practice of research methods in general, as well as to how they can be applied to global health research. The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the underlying principles, strengths and weaknesses, practical application and dissemination of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in global health.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

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.