Study primary care and international health at Queen Mary
The vision of the MSc International Primary Health Care is to build a vibrant inter-professional and interdisciplinary learning community of primary care practitioners who will work together under the guidance of expert tutors to explore how the principles and practice of effective primary health care may be achieved in different countries, health care systems, and local settings. There is no clinical component to this MSc, though students will be encouraged to apply any particular clinical interest.
This international primary care masters is part of a wider programme of study in global and international health. Underpinned by a commitment to the principles of social justice and fairness, these programmes will provide students with an understanding of the significance of the current global challenges for health care and public health, and will offer a multidisciplinary focus on global public health and primary care in a time of increasing health inequalities.
Queen Mary is committed to teaching and researching global health, and has assembled for this initiative an experienced team from across the university, led by professors who have previously established and run successful and highly prestigious programmes both online and on campus. Prof Allyson Pollock is one of the UK's leading public intellectuals in medicine, and is a world authority on global health and public health policy. Prof Trish Greenhalgh is one of the international stars of general practice, a leading educationalist in international primary health and enormously influential in primary health research. The programmes are based in the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, which is responsible for leading global health teaching in the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the leading UK medical school for global health in the undergraduate medical curriculum.
Who is this programme for?
Students on the international primary health care programme will be established primary care practitioners who will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from their varied practice settings around the world. Dealing with primary health care, the programme is concerned with core underlying principles, and so is of relevance to those working or planning to work locally in London, in the UK, or anywhere in the world where these principles apply, and at the local, national, or international level.
Possible career routes
Students who studied the previous MSc programme run by our team have gone on to become researchers, trainers, teachers and change agents in a wide range of primary care settings throughout the world.
In the first semester modules develop the key concepts and research methods and analysis. These present students with relevant methodological issues and challenges while providing interdisciplinary foundations. In the second semester students gain a more detailed understanding of areas of special relevance to international primary health care through the specialist module, Primary Health Care: Theory and Practice, and through elective modules that allow them to focus on the aspects of primary health of most interest to them.
• Epidemiology and Statistics • Health, Illness and Society • Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health • Health Systems, Economics, and Policy
• Primary Health Care: Theory and Practice • Migration, Culture, and Advanced Social Determinants of Health • Globalisation and Health Systems • Globalisation and Contemporary Medical Ethics • Intellectual Property, Medicine, and Health • Human Rights and Public Health • Public Health, International Law and Governance • Knowledge Innovation and Management
QMUL works closely with the Chevening - the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders - to provide a large number of full scholarships for study on our one-year Masters courses.Every year QMUL hosts a large cohort of the 1500 Chevening Scholars who come to study at universities all over the UK. In 2016-17 we have a record of 87 scholars joining QMUL from countries across the globe!Chevening Scholarships are available for students from all nationalities.All Chevening awards cover full overseas tuition fees, as well as providing a stipend for living costs, air-fares, and a variety of other expenses.Chevening Scholars also benefit from a year-long programme of events helping you experience the best of British culture and to make the most of your time in the UK.There are two types of award on offer at QMUL:QMUL-Chevening Scholarships A large number of these awards will be available across all one-year QMUL masters courses.QMUL-Chevening Partner Awards In addition to the QMUL-Chevening Scholarships, QMUL also supports an additional seventeen QMUL-Chevening Partner Awards. These awards are for specific academic departments and for particular courses, including 2 scholarships in The Blizard Institute (part of our School of Medicine and Dentistry).
Value of Scholarship(s)
To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country - Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended - Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK. - Have at least two years’ work experience For full eligibility criteria, please refer to the website
Applications for all scholarships must be made directly to the Chevening: full details on how to apply are available on the Chevening’s webpages.In order to be considered for a QMUL-Chevening Partner Award, candidates are encouraged to place QMUL as their first choice university.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 November 12:00 GMT.Candidates should also apply for their chosen Masters programme at QMUL through our online portal in the normal way.Candidates are encouraged to QMUL as early as possible to ensure that their application can be processed in a time to meet the Chevening’s deadline for the confirmation of their unconditional university offer in July 2017.
In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing and developed Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Each year QMUL welcomes a number of Master’s and PhD students on Commonwealth Scholarships – candidates study a diverse range of courses from Business and Finance, to Global Health, Human Rights Law, and Medical Microbiology.Scholars may study any subject but the course should have developmental relevance.
Value of Scholarship(s)
To apply for these scholarships, you must: - Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person - Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country - Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017 - By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application Deadline: 15 November 2016Please visit the Commonwealth Scholarship website for full application information.
HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.The Scheme will upgrade junior academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters Scholarship programme.Applicants can choose from a wide range of study areas:Business, Economics and Finance; Educational Management; Political Sciences and International Relations; Human Rights and Governance; Agriculture; Engineering; Law, Management; Environmental Studies; Water management, Nursing, TSOL, Human Resourses, Economics, Literature, Linguistics, IT, Science programmes, Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Infrastructure, Clean Energy and Conservation Strategies, MA Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Sustainable Energy, ICT, nanotechnologies and energy. The scholarship covers the following:- tuition fees - pre-departure briefing from the British Council - arrival allowances - thesis allowances - a monthly allowance to cover living expenses.Scholarship does not cover the costs for accompanying family, visa fees, IELTS cost, and Airfare ticket to from the UK.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- Applicant must be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories. - Applicant must be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him, which must be one of the participating Palestinian universities listed below. - Applicant will have a Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 3.0 Bachelor’s Degree from UK). - Applicant must sign a written undertaking to return to Palestinian university within a time frame agreed with their university, normally one year. - Applicant must have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).
- Applicants should complete the HESPAL application form in collaboration with their university, indicating which subject area(s) they wish to study. Applicants should specify at least three and up to to five UK HEIs in order of preference, but there is no guarantee they will be placed in one of these institutions. - Submit the HESPAL application to the home university in Palestine with all supporting documents attached. - Each applicant should submit an online application direct to each university that they wish to apply to and should attach a copy to the HESPAL application. The completed application forms and all other documentation must be submitted in hard copies to your university scholarship coordination office by 23 Janurary 2017
You normally need at least a 2.1 honours degree or GPA 3.2 or equivalent in a relevant subject, such as medicine, health sciences, nursing or the social sciences. We also welcome applications from those who have studied a less directly related subject at undergraduate level, but who can demonstrate interest and motivation in the area of global health. Language requirements: IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 610, IBTOEFL 100, PTE academic 68; with writing at least IELTS 6.5, or TOEFL 23. Previous experience: at least one year in a primary care setting Other: Strong personal statement.
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London
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