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    22 August 2019

The MRES in Global Health Law and Governance is a pre-doctoral training programme designed to provide a critical, research led approach to the study of Global Heath Governance, together with training in the key research skills appropriate for Doctoral level study. Alongside a suite of substantive modules offered in conjunction with the School's Global Health MScs, the programme includes core modules in research design, qualitative and quantitative methods taken jointly with social science students from a range of disciplines across QMUL, Kings College London and Imperial College as part of the training offered by the ESRC funded London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership.

Students who successfully complete the programme will be able to move on to a PhD and eventually work in health policy and other fields of public health and public policy with a global perspective and equipped to enhance capacity and work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams on behalf of local populations.


Students taking the MRES in Global Health Law and Governance will sit modules totalling 120 credits, and complete a dissertation (60 credits).

Two compulsory 30 credit modules will be delivered by the School of Politics and International Relations:

  • Introduction to Social Science Research 1: epistemology, research design, and qualitative methods (30 credits) NEW
  • Introduction to Social Science Research 2: quantitative methods and data (30 credits) NEW

Three compulsory 15 credit modules will be offered by the Blizard Institute:

  • Health Systems Policy and Practice (semester 1)
  • Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health (semester 1)
  • Global Health, Governance and Law (semester 2)

One compulsory 60 credit dissertation module will be delivered the by the Global Health Unit in the Blizard Institute:

  • Dissertation ICM7119

One 15 credit module will be offered by the Global Health Unit in the Blizard Institute/School of Business Management in Semester 2, with students choosing from the following list:

  • Migration, culture and health
  • Health Systems Theory, Policy and Political Economy
  • Gender, Sexuality and Health
  • Ecological Global Health
  • Human Rights and Public Health
  • Anthropology of Global Health
  • Primary Care and Global Public Health
  • Globalisation and Contemporary Medical Ethics
  • Global governance and international organisations
  • Economics of developing countries
  • Human resource management in the public services

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.


Assessment takes a number of different forms including coursework essays, assignments and presentations, and examinations. Students must achieve an overall pass in the taught element in order to progress to their dissertation, which must also be passed for a degree to be awarded.


You will also be assessed on a supervised 15,000-word dissertation.


Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £8,500

Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £15,600

Part-time study is not available for this course


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU studentsand for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079


Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Visit the MRes Global Health, Law and Governance page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!




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