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Global Health MSc

Course Description

This pioneering MSc in global health brings together students from a range of disciplines to understand and address major health challenges. It equips those working in the health sector with the knowledge and skills to critically reflect on health and health care in low and middle income settings and apply this knowledge with supported practical experience within our international capacity building partnerships.

Key benefits

- Programme led from the King’s Centre for Global Health, with extensive experience in global health teaching (running the popular intercalated BSc in Global Health).

- Programme linked to the Centre’s health systems strengthening programmes in Somaliland, Sierra Leone and Zambia, creating exciting opportunities for field research.

- Draws on a uniquely wide range of global health expertise – from the School of Social Science & Public Policy to the 4 health schools and the three partners NHS Foundation Trusts.

- 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 specific subject area

- Unique career potential due to specialist concentrations, focus on programme management and research skills and the involvement of NGOs and other employers in delivering the programme.

- 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.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/global-health-msc-pg-dip-pg-cert.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

The programme takes an innovative approach to teaching global health by providing an interdisciplinary foundation in health and social sciences before giving students the opportunity to specialise in one of four settings:

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

This applied approach will enable students to consider theoretical and ethical debates, and assess their relevance for the realities of fieldwork using case studies.

Drawing on the Centre’s experience in programmatic work, students will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, and share their own knowledge and experiences of working in health care, development and humanitarian settings.

Using a wide range of approaches from interactive classroom teaching, to observation in health care settings, film as a medium to stimulate debate, interaction with our partnerships in low and middle income countries and an opportunity to deliver important research outcomes, it provides a stimulating and engaging approach to this subject.

- Course purpose -

This programme will provide critical training for those pursuing careers in health care delivery, humanitarian relief, public health, policy making, advocacy and research. It will be particularly useful for those who already have experience in health or programmatic work, but who are keen to develop their academic skills and gain a global perspective on health and healthcare.

- Course format and assessment -

The programme consists of 180 credits: 80 credits of taught core modules; 40 credits of pathway modules and a 60-credit dissertation. Modules are asssessed by a combination of essays, presentations and exams.

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.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

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

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

Entry Requirements

2.1 BSc/BA honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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