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Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course offers 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.

During this course, students will examine health issues that arise for different population groups and across national boundaries, including social and cultural constructions of health, disability and chronic illness, and global and national health policies. Students 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. The degree is fully interdisciplinary in its structure and content, and is designed to allow you to focus your learning around the global health issues that interest you most.

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 students have gone on to careers as health care professionals and health care policy advisors, and to work in public health care systems, and the voluntary and third sectors. Others have opted to stay in academia and undertake a PhD.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Research Design - Core
Global Health in Social Context - Core
Improving Health and Society: Programme Devleopment and Evaluation
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,620

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in social sciences, health sciences, medicine, nursing or other clinical subject. We will also consider applications from graduates from other fields, but you should submit a statement indicating why you are interested in changing fields. We will also take relevant work experience into account.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more