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Your programme of study

If you are interested in patterns and social issues that affect public health on a global scale the programme will help you gain knowledge, understand theories and practices in global health and management studies looking at political effects, social effects, economic issues to understand the global health problems that surround us in the world. The discipline is well recognised at Aberdeen within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences and Business School. You develop a portfolio of work and an elective work placement to work with a health organisation in the UK or overseas. Previous students have worked in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, the UK and Zimbabwe. You can go on to work in governing health policy, monitoring and evaluating technical assistance, advisory roles, and research.

The MSc in Global Health & Management aims to equip students with the knowledge and understanding required to conduct and apply public health research in the international context. The programme comprises of two taught semesters followed by a research project.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Applied Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Generic Skills

Optional Courses

  • Health Behaviour and Behaviour Change
  • Fundamental of Research Design
  • Evidence - Based Health
  • Health Economics

Semester 2

  • Global Health
  • Health Systems and Policy Research

Optional Courses

  • Managing Human Resources
  • Internationalisation
  • Work-Based Placement with Health Development Sector Organisation
  • Values and Ethics of Public Health
  • Systematic Reviewing
  • Qualitative Health Research

Semester 3

  • Global Health Research Project

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • University of Aberdeen is recognised internationally for global health research at the Institute for Applied Health Sciences
  • You are taught by world leading researchers and qualified clinicians with practical sessions working directly with practitioners
  • Links and research networks are extensive internationally to allow you access to leaders in global health research

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • 12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time
  • September

International Student Fees 2017/2018

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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page


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Visit the Global Health and Management page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!





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