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Global Public Health PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Global Public Health provides students with the critical analysis and breadth of knowledge to act confidently to address contemporary health challenges. The Global Public Health addresses these issues and others, and encourages you to consider the roles of and interactions between governments, international organisations, and multinational corporations in addressing these challenges. This global health masters course grows out of the Institute’s determination to undertake research and teaching to: reduce health inequalities; address social injustice; improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally. Some of the global health issues that may be covered include: how can medicines be designed and delivered so everyone has access to them?; what is the role of transnational and multinational organisations in health care delivery and how do they affect national and local health systems?; what is the right to health, and how can it be enforced and exercised?; how much should health professionals best work with patients, carers, and communities to encourage good health and how much should they tackle inequalities and larger social factors?. This Global Public Health aims to develop your knowledge of the varied analyses and methodologies required by: modern day doctors and health professionals, policy makers, consultants, public servants. You will be able to understand and critique information and practice, and to advocate effectively on behalf of your patients and communities. You will also receive research training in public health sciences, with a thorough grounding in introductory and advanced research methods.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 9 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date



Through combining lectures, practical sessions and self-directed learning, this module will introduce the core concepts of applied research methods in the health sciences. The aim is to provide all students with a basic grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methods, so that they are able to understand, critique and apply different research designs to applied health and social science research questions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline. You can also apply if you have successfully completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent. If you have a different background you will be considered on an individual basis. If you have non-standard qualifications then you will be invited to an interview.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more