The MSc in Global Health and Social Justice is unique in the world for bringing together the natural and social sciences with philosophy in order to help students understand and improve global health. The global health movement seeks to address the inequalities in preventable mortality, disease, disability, and access to medical care across countries.
- An emphasis on applying critical reasoning skills in class discussions, assignments, and dissertations.
- Exposure to the central issues in global health including health measurements, global institutions and governance, social determinants of health, global health ethics, philanthro-capitalism, evidence based medicine, and health economics.
- Taught by internationally recognised experts across disciplines including global public health, sociology, anthropology, geography, gerontology, philosophy, and political science within the world-leading Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine.
- Taught in the heart of central London, at the Strand Campus, on the banks of the river Thames; with access to organizations relevant to global health and to London’s key cultural activities.
Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/global-health-and-social-justice-msc-pg-dip-pg-cert.aspx
- Description -
The appalling inequities in preventable mortality, disease, disability, and access to medical care between and within countries and global regions are a result of a complex mix of social, economic and political factors. Medical and health care advances are often extending the healthy lives of the wealthy few, yet millions fall ill or die for want of basic health and social facilities, often hampered by ineffective and non-responsive political and social systems.
From the World Health Organization, international NGOs, global pharmaceutical companies to the new generation of philanthropists and university research centres, the global health movement is growing. However, it is challenged by a variety of grass roots movements that start from different premises and advocate very different practices of intervention. Improving global health requires a new generation of individuals who can understand the many complex dimensions of health, healthcare, and global institutions and processes as well as who can carefully reason about the ethics of the problems, processes, proposed solutions and so forth.
- Course purpose -
The MSc in Global Health and Social Justice is ideal for anyone wishing to develop a rigorous understanding of the dynamic field of global health; it is suitable for health professionals, policy makers, philanthropists, those who work in governmental and non-governmental organizations, and potential PhD students and academics.
It provides access to the major issues and debates in global health, develops capacity for critically assessing the scientific research and practices aiming to address global health inequalities. It also grounds students in the philosophical debates about social justice and health equity.
- Course format and assessment -
Formative assessment is provided both informally through verbal feedback on students’ contributions in seminars; and formally through written and verbal diagnostic feedback on coursework assignments. Summative assessment is achieved through a combination of examinations and coursework assignments.
Ministries of Health and other government agencies, NGOs; health professionals, policy makers; research organisations; business, and teaching.
How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx
To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London
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Scholarships & Funding:
All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources
Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:
If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc