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Global Health, Law and Governance

Course Description

Global health and law at Queen Mary

The MSc Global Health, Law and Governance programme will introduce students to some of the key international frameworks and instruments in global health. It will analyse the international organisations and legal instruments that influence national public health policies, and will critically examine the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization and key international conventions and protocols. It will incorporate global governance and global health governance, helping set the frame for how governance interfaces with the making of laws (and also regulatory regimes and treaties) and their enforcement or implementation. Global pandemic surveillance and management, key issues around the control and ownership of viral material used for production of vaccines, and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are all examples of important issues in this field.

The Global Health, Law and Governance masters is part of a wider programme of study in international and global 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.

Core modules

• Epidemiology and Statistics
• Health, Illness and Society
• Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health
• Health Systems, Economics, and Policy

Specialist modules

• Public Health, International Law and Governance
• Human Rights and Public Health

Elective modules

• Migration, Culture and Advanced Social Determinants of Health
• Globalisation and Health Systems
• Intellectual Property, Medicine, and Health
• Primary Health Care: Theory and Practice
• Globalisation and Contemporary Medical Ethics
• Knowledge Innovation and Management

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

Entry Requirements

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. Other: strong personal statement

Course Fees

FT Home/EU £7,700 and Overseas £13,350; PT Home/EU £3,850 and Overseas £6,675

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