Global Health and ConflictSt George's, University of London
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Rank: 102 (UKEAS)
Location: St George's, University of London
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £22000
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The Global Health and Conflict MSc is intended for students interested in the impact that conflict has on health. It is especially relevant for individuals who are interested in working in conflict zones and areas affected by natural and man-made disasters.This programme covers aid provision across a spectrum of hostile environments encompassing natural disasters, man-made disasters and conflict in all its forms. Providing care in these environments needs an understanding of the situation, and how this constricts and limits what can be achieved. This understanding bridges the fields of medicine, politics, economics, history and international relations. You will enjoy fascinating practical sessions working alongside module director Mr Steve Mannion, a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon, who works in conflict zones and resource-constrained settings across the world.Global health is a broad discipline that attracts multidisciplinary involvement from people who want to pursue an internationally focused career in development, policy, education, research or humanitarian relief. This will include doctors and other health professionals, as well as a range of people with an interest in governance, management, law, politics, economics, policy, science, anthropology, philosophy and ethics. This Global Health MSc is a broad-ranging practical and clinical course that covers many different aspects of global health practice and policy. We have excellent local, regional and international links, enabling our students to complete global health projects in many different locations around the world. The university shares its campus with one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals, and many world-leading clinicians teach on our courses. This stimulating and vibrant programme will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to understand, interpret and help solve critical global health challenges, empowering you to pursue an exciting international career as a global health practitioner or policymaker. You will develop the ability to make a real difference to the pursuit of health equity and global social justice.
You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply. You will be expected to have experience of working in global health (e.g. for non-governmental organisations) and you may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts).
About this university
Students travel from around the world to study at the university and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to make the transition an easy one. These include before arriving in the UK, practical matters such as opening a bank account or working between classes and help finding accommodation for the duration of your stay. International students receive the same priority in housing as undergraduates, regardless of their status, so their accommodation issues should be minimal. There are also families and couples accommodation options outside the halls of residence for those bringing their families with them. The Student Union of the university is responsible for organising the annual events as well as the clubs and societies associated with out of class time. These include fancy dress discos and Rag Week, an annual fund-raising event. It is also active in the National Union of Students and the British Medical Association activities. The union organises a system where each new student gets a â€˜parentâ€™ from the year above them to help with advice, tutoring if needed and even taking them around the social facilities. One of the notable societies on campus is the Henry Gray Society, the anatomical society that provides guest lecturers and holds an annual anatomical art competition. It aims to promote an understanding of the human anatomy among students, regardless of their speciality. There are also a number of sports clubs available to students including swimming, rowing, fencing, football, netball and hockey. Their rugby club is one of the oldest in the world, founded in 1863. Most teams take part in the leagues around the country for college and university sports teams.