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With a focus on the social determinants of health, governance in global health, and climate change, this MSc in Global Public Health will deepen your understanding of global health issues and help you become an astute health professional with a global perspective.

  • Award and programme title: MSc Global Public Health (also available at Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate level)
  • Duration: 2 years (MSc), 16 months (PGDip), 8 months (PGCert)
  • Level: 7
  • Mode of study: Online, part-time

Why study your MSc Global Public Health with Queen Mary Online?

With social, political, economic and ecological factors all having a direct impact on public health, it’s imperative for health professionals to see the global picture of how these determinants are affecting people’s health in their daily lives, and to learn from their international counterparts.

Today, there’s a greater awareness than ever among academia, governments and the general public alike regarding unfair and avoidable health inequalities, and the failure of health systems in reducing health disparities. 

To be able to successfully address global public health issues, we need to continue to raise awareness of these issues among a wide range of people in society. This starts with providing these people with the opportunity to learn about and thoroughly understand these issues.

"If you believe health is a right, then this is a great course for you. It is a demanding course, which needs good time management. But if you are driven by improving health for others, the reading, lectures/seminars and assignments will provide you with the tools to move forward."

Dr Janakan Ratnarajan, part-time, on campus. MSc Global Health Systems Theory and Policy, Blizard Institute

Masters

The MSc Global Public Health is a 2-year part-time course that you can study completely online – allowing you the freedom and flexibility to study whenever and wherever it suits you.

During that time you will undertake eight taught modules and a dissertation. For each module you will be awarded 15 credits and you will receive a further 60 credits for your dissertation. To graduate you must have accrued the full 180 credits, which involves completing every aspect of the modules and passing all relevant assignments.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

  • Part-time, 16 months. 
  • 8 taught modules, 15 credits each 
  • To graduate you must have accrued 120 credits

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

  • Part-time, 8 months
  • 4 taught modules, 15 credits each. 
  • To graduate you must have accrued 60 credits

Assessment

Each course module will be assessed individually according to the module’s learning objectives. 

Assessment methods will include:

  • Examinations (essays or short-answer questions)
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • A 10,000-word dissertation (MSc only)

Career Prospects

After graduating from Queen Mary University of London's MSc Global Public Health, you’ll be able to work in health policy and health service delivery at local, national and international levels, and in governmental and international bodies as well as NGOs.

Since research and epistemology will be integrated into the modules you’ll be covering, you could also get the opportunity to pursue further academic development in the form of a PhD.

As a QMUL MSc Global Public Health graduate, you’ll be able to work in public health and policy with a global perspective, and be equipped to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams engaged in health improvement.

Recent graduates of the on-campus programme in Global Public Health & Policy were able to build careers at organisations such as:

  • Ministry of Health Botswana
  • Ministry of Health Iraq
  • Public Health England
  • British Medical Association
  • Community Health Centre, Seremban, Malaysia
  • Inspire Mental Health Consortium
  • Social Franchise Manager at Marie Stopes International- Malawi
  • Project Manager at North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service
  • HIV Prevention Manager-Commodities at Population Services International- Malawi
  • Associate Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations, Geneva

You’ll also have access to QM Careers, helping you throughout your time as a QMUL student. You’ll be able to access advice on career choices and on how to maximise the career opportunities available to you. The QM Careers office also provides a service for internships, part-time work, and volunteering while you study.


Visit the Global Public Health MSc page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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