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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 -4 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    09 October 2017

Course content

The Global Health MSc is a pioneering teaching pathway that brings together students from a range of disciplines to understand and address significant health challenges. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to critically reflect on health and healthcare in low and middle-income settings and apply this knowledge with supported practical experience within an international capacity.

Applicants should apply for one of four pathways:

  • Global Health with Global Surgery
  • Global Health with Health Professions Education
  • Global Health with Disasters & Adaptation
  • Global Health with Conflict & Security 

Key benefits

  • Interdepartmental study programme offers a diverse and exciting range of research options.
  • The Global Health faculty has strong links with health partnerships in Somaliland, Sierra Leone and DR Congo, creating exciting opportunities for field research.
  • The course offers a broad range of global health expertise – from the School of Social Science & Public Policy to the four health schools and the three partner NHS Foundation Trusts.
  • Advanced teaching delivered through an innovative combination of interactive small group work, film, practical classroom tasks and observation in local health settings.
  • Combines the development of a strong interdisciplinary foundation in global health with the opportunity to develop specialist expertise in a particular subject area
  • Specifically designed to focus on specialist training, to network with relevant NGOs at an early stage and to meet the needs of people working in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs.

Description

The Global Health MSc takes an innovative approach to teaching by providing an interdisciplinary foundation in health and social sciences before providing you with the opportunity to specialise in one of four advanced areas of study. 

  •  Global Surgery
  • Health Professions Education
  • Disasters & Adaptation
  • Conflict & Security

This applied approach will enable you to reflect on theoretical and ethical debates, and assess their relevance to the realities of fieldwork using case studies. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, and share their knowledge and experiences of working in healthcare, development and humanitarian settings.

The programme offers you flexibility with the choice to study either full or part-time. It is made up of optional and required modules totalling 180 credits, with 60 credits coming from a dissertation based on your specialised area of study.

Part-time students should plan to take their Specialist Pathway modules within one academic year, and should plan to complete the Research Methods module and dissertation within the other academic year, optional modules can be studies in either the first or second year.

Assessment

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of unseen written exams, group and individual presentations, group poster projects and coursework essays. The research project and dissertation will be assessed on an extended piece of writing. 

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Career prospects

This programme provides high quality graduate training for students seeking employment in the global health sector in high and low income countries, in humanitarian emergency settings, and in policy making, research and advocacy roles.


Visit the Global Health - MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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