- This course attracts both home and international participants.
- The combination of social justice with development and health focuses attention on global inequality and injustice.
- Electives in the second semester allow you to follow your special interests.
This course will attract social science graduates, development practitioners, civil society activists and others who have an interest in issues such as social justice, rights, equity and social exclusion and their effects on the health and wellbeing of people in developing countries.
The course will enable you to work effectively at a senior level to advocate for social justice for and promote the wellbeing of disadvantaged, excluded and vulnerable populations in a variety of contexts. Specifically, the course will give you the opportunity to:
- undertake advanced study of social justice, development and health interactions, drawing on a range of related disciplines such as anthropology, health policy, management studies, psychology, public health and sociology;
- engage in debates examining current and future trends affecting the health and social wellbeing of disadvantaged, excluded and vulnerable populations;
- engage critically and reflexively in a range of social bodies as both professionals and citizens and
- enhance your lifelong learning and personal development skills.
Block attendance at QMU with online support. There may be some flexibility in delivery of some modules on the basis of demand.
Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 - 5 years
September and January
Teaching, learning and assessment:
Teaching is comprised of a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises and projects. Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and research proposals. For their dissertation projects, students often collaborate with organisations working in the field of social justice, development and health in a range of set-ups.
Teaching hours and attendance:
Each module based on campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part-time.
Honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health-related or social science area. Diplomates should have completed the final exam of a professional body.
Where your Honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.
Home/EU - full-time:
£6750 per year
Home/EU - part-time:
£700 per 15 credit module
Home/EU - part-time, dissertation:
International - full-time:
£13500 per year
International - part-time:
£1400 per 15 credit module
International - part-time dissertation:
Santander Scholarships 2 x £5,000 scholarships could be available for international students undertaking a course within the IIHD. Fees and Funding
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More information about scholarships for international students
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Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a
10% discount on the published fees.
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15 credits: Global Health & Social Policy/ Researching Global Health & Development/ Theories of Social Justice/
Social Development Policy and Practice/ Either Qualitative Research Methods Or Research Design and Proposal Writing (distance)/ Social Justice In Practice/ Gender, Health and Development.
You will also study one 15 credit module.
If studying for the MSc, you will also complete a dissertation (60 credits).
The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
As a graduate you will be wellequipped as an international development practitioner or civil society manager in a developing country or one in economic transition. Graduates of the course have attained such positions as: civil society manager, donor agency advisor or manager, advocacy and campaigns practitioner and a variety of advanced positions within home ministries and educational institutions.