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Global Health Geographies MA

Course Description

**Runs from Sept 2017 - subject to approval**


We live in a world of remarkable health challenges: from emerging infections and non-communicable diseases to weak health systems and uneven access to medicines. In meeting these challenges, it is abundantly clear that improving global health requires a critical understanding of the complex interplay between health, politics and social and spatial inequalities in wealth and power. In this new programme, students explore the contested terrain of global health politics in theory and practice. Combining advanced geographical analysis of pressing global health concerns with jointly-taught modules from experts in the Global Health Unit, at the QMUL Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, this degree equips a new generation of critical scholars to tackle the moral, ethical and political challenges of global health today.

This programme:
o provides you with a detailed understanding of global health debates, agendas, politics and practices in a variety of geographical and historical contexts
o encourages you to examine pressing global health challenges in light of the significant conceptual, methodological and empirical contributions of critical geographical scholarship
o involves unique multi-disciplinary teaching from internationally recognised global health experts that permits students to craft a programme of study that furthers their own academic or professional interests.

Programme structure

Modules include: Geographical Thought and Practice; Retheorising Development Futures; Transnational Democracy, Rights and Citizenship; Global Working Lives; Migration and Mobilities; Researching Development in Practice: Mumbai Unbound (check QMUL website for latest).

Why study Global Development Futures at QMUL Geography?

- Research excellence: Joining the School of Geography places you alongside academics that are actively developing and challenging contemporary thinking in this field. Almost 80 per cent of the School’s research outputs (books and articles) are rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) placing it 5th in the UK for this measure (REF2014)

- Employability: Students completing this programme will be well-placed to enter governmental, non-governmental organisations, civil society, and academic research roles.

- Field-based research: Students receive tailored research supervision and training suitable to their individual research interests. They are also given the opportunity to participate in an optional seven-day field trip to Mumbai, India, to further develop field research skills.

- Twilight teaching: Some optional modules will include evening classes (5-7pm) and intensive teaching periods will condense required attendance. Small group teaching will provide students the unique opportunity to work closely with leading academics in this field of study.

- Capital location: We're a School that cares about the world beyond the university, working with a range of community groups, artists, cultural and heritage institutions and policy makers, particularly here in east London. Our passion is to demonstrate through research and teaching the intellectual and political significance of geographical research and understanding. We encourage our students to become part of this vibrant intellectual culture.

The programme is led by Dr Tim Brown, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography.

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

Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification). Relevant work experience may be taken into account. Candidates are expected to have good English Language ability and meet the standard of IELTS or equivalent at a level 7.0.

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