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The University of Glasgow

Global Health

University of Glasgow
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Rank: 24 (UKEAS)

Location: University of Glasgow

Website: www.gla.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £19350

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Description

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.WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The MSc and MRes are both designed to allow you to focus your learning around the global health issues that interest you most, and are fully interdisciplinary in their structure and content.
  • You will examine health issues that arise for different population groups and across national boundaries, including the social and cultural constructions of health, chronic illness and disability, and global and national health policies.
  • You 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.Developing and evaluating interventions icon
  • You will study social science research methods, and apply them in the completion of an original piece of research.
  • You will be taught by experts from the following world-leading centres based at the University: Institute of Health & Wellbeing, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Centre for the History of Medicine, and Policy Scotland.
  • You will become part of a leading centre of applied and policy related research bringing together expertise in health inequalities, health and wellbeing, disability, urban health, health economics and the history of medicine.
  • Participate in networking activities, for example, inviting international Global Health professionals to attend a Careers in Global Health event, and a week-long fact-finding trip to Geneva (or other European centre for Global Health organisations).
  • Taught by experts from the following world-leading centres based at the University: Institute of Health & Wellbeing, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Centre for the History of Medicine, and Policy Scotland.
  • Closely supported to build the skills, experience and networks that will open doors to you in your future career in Global Health.
PROGRAMME STRUCTUREIn the MSc, you will take three core and three optional courses. In the MRes, you will take four core courses and two optional courses. In both programmes, courses will be delivered via lectures and seminars. You will also undertake an independent research project focusing on an issue in Global Health that particularly interests you, and will submit this as a dissertation at the end of your degree.MSc Core CoursesGLOBAL HEALTH IN SOCIAL CONTEXTIMPROVING HEALTH AND SOCIETY: PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATIONRESEARCH DESIGN or QUALITATIVE METHODSMRes Core CoursesGLOBAL HEALTH IN SOCIAL CONTEXTRESEARCH DESIGNQUALITATIVE METHODSQUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSISOptional Courses may include:COMMUNICABLE DISEASESCULTURAL, SOCIAL AND BIOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF MENTAL HEALTHENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND HEALTHEPIDEMIOLOGY, EVIDENCE AND STATISTICS FOR PRIMARY CAREEQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTSGLOBALISATION AND PUBLIC HEALTHHEALTH AND CULTUREHEALTH ECONOMICS FOR HTA ONLINEHEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (ONLINE)IMPROVING ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXTMANAGING HEALTH CARE ORGANISATIONSMENTAL HEALTH AND DISABILITY: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICYMENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFE-SPANRESEARCH DESIGNQUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS (for MSc only)UNDERSTANDING HEALTH POLICY

Requirements

Entry requirements

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.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub less than 6)


Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The University of Glasgow.

About this university

International students

Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isn’t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isn’t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate student’s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing students’ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.

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