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Global Health and Management MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Service Administration / Management

Course type


Course Summary

This programme develops your employability to enable you to work across global health management. You learn about health and social research methods, global health systems, policy and management studies. The programme enables practical sessions where you work directly with communities, practitioners, patients and fellow students to analyse data. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize (2018) for Higher Education (Health Economics Research Unit) to recognise over forty years globally significant research which has influenced policy and led to major health improvements which affect us all.

Courses include: Applied Statistics, Epidemiology, Study Skills for Life, Introduction to Global Health, Health Behaviour and Behaviour Change, Fundamentals of Research Design, Evidence – Based Health, Health Economics, Global Health, Health Systems and Policy Research, Beyond Your Degree, Managing Human Resources, Internationalisation, Work – Based Placement with Health and Development Sector Organisation, Values and Ethics in Public Health, Systematic Reviewing, Qualitative Health Research and your Global Health Research Project.

  • You are taught by internationally recognised health research experts from the Institute of Applied Science and for Management Studies at The Business School
  • The University was 1st for impact in Scotland for Public Health, Health Service Research and Primary Care and Business Management
  • You get excellent facilities, leading researchers, the benefits of working with two schools and wide-ranging industry links from which to progress your studies.

You study in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences. Our research covers clinical trials, epidemiology, evidence synthesis, health economics, health technology assessment, medical statistics, handling large datasets and collaborations with universities worldwide. We work with bi-lateral international agencies, the UK Department for International Development, United Nations, UNICEF, United Nationals Population Fund, the World Bank, WHO and others. You are welcome to attend events and seminars within the School and across the wider university.

The University of Aberdeen and Kings College is the 5th oldest university in the UK. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495. It is “Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.” It provides progressive, innovative research. Many of its subjects continue to progress societal, economic and new innovations to this day. Initially aligned to the university models of Paris and Bologna, this progressive vision continues to attract international research staff and international academics. The stunning contemporary blue glass Sir Duncan Rice library offers you panoramic views over the city, beach and beyond and excellent study facilities.

Old Aberdeen is a heritage tourism attraction in the cosmopolitan city of Aberdeen. Aberdeen is one of the leading world energy hubs with over 900 related companies located in the city and over 20 FTSE companies many of whom are internationally recognised brands. The city is compact and architecturally very interesting due to its European trading past and silver granite opulence.

Different course options

Full time | University of Aberdeen | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Applied Statistics - Core
Epidemiology - Core
Study Skills for Life - Core
Introduction to Global Health - Core
Health Behaviour and Behaviour Change - Optional
Fundamentals of Research Design - Optional
Evidence - Based Health - Optional
Health Economics - Optional
Global Health - Core
Health Systems and Policy Research - Core
Beyond Your Degree - Core
Managing Human Resources - Optional
Internationalisation - Optional
Work - Based Placement with Health and Development Sector Organisation - Optional
Values and Ethics in Public Health - Optional
Systematic Reviewing - Optional
Qualitative Health Research - Optional
Global Health Research Project - Core

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Students should have a second class Honours degree or equivalent, usually in a health-related honours undergraduate degree (medicine, midwifery, nursing, public health, pharmacy). Applications from students with a pure science, social or management science first degree and who have a keen interest in health.

University information

The University of Aberdeen is 5th oldest university in the UK and 3rd oldest university in Scotland. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495 to provide academic learning across many of the subjects it teaches and researches today. Aberdeen attracts over 3,500 postgraduate students internationally, studying on campus and online. There are 12 schools: Business School Divinity, History and Philosophy Education Language,...more

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