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Migration, Culture and Global Health Policy MSc

Migration, Culture and Global Health Policy MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immigration Studies Cultural Studies Human Geography Health Service Policy / Planning Anthropology

Course type


Course Summary

This recently re-developed MSc aims to enable students to explore the central role that is played by migration and culture within global health processes and migration and health policy and practice. It will develop students’ empirical and theoretical understandings of the range of health, wellness and healthcare concerns that are experienced by migrants and their families and how these occur across interconnected development contexts of ‘origin’, ‘destination’, ‘return’ and ‘transit’ countries. In completing the MSc, students’ will have developed the skills and knowledge that are needed to work with migrant community groups, health support groups, advocacy organisations, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations, as well as government agencies and trade unions. In doing so, it will prepare them for employment within the fields of community organising, migration support services, migration and health policy, migration policy, public health and humanitarian policy and practice at the local, regional, national and international levels. Within these fields, students will be able to apply academic learning on migration and health to respond to problems and opportunities related to migrants' social, cultural and political identities, social welfare, humanitarian needs, and their legal, citizenship and rights-based concerns, especially those that intersect with health and healthcare.

Students will also have developed research-based skills to work in research-related posts, while some graduates may continue their academic trajectory by developing funding proposals to pursue doctoral study in the Centre for Primary Care & Public Health, within Queen Mary more broadly, or beyond. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

Different course options

Full time | Whitechapel Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This innovative fieldwork-based module offers a critical introduction to the vast endeavour of global health policy through a particular focus on the position of Geneva as a centre of decision-making. Through lectures, seminars and independent study, students will develop a policy critique of the work of one global health organisation based in Geneva. Students will conduct site visits to this and other organisations on the field class, with this original research feeding into the submission of an assessed policy critique. This 15-credit module is only open to students on selected SMD Masters programmes.
Dissertation, Migration, Culture and Global Health - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will normally need at least a 2.1 honours degree or GPA 3.2/4.0 or GPA 3.4/5.0 or international equivalent in a relevant subject, such as medicine, the health sciences, nursing or the social sciences. Applicants with a 2.2 honours degree with relevant experience within the field are welcomed to apply. We also welcome applications from those who have studied a less directly related subject at undergraduate level, but who can demonstrate interest and motivation in this area.