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Postgraduate Study

The Institute offers a modular and interdisciplinary programme of post-graduate studies at level 11 in the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF 2012). Flexible learning pathways allow students to pursue a Masters Degree (MSc), a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) or a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert). Additionally, single modules may be taken by associate students for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). IGHD also has a lively PhD programme.

Students enter our postgraduate courses from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and professional experiences. Since 2003, students from 55 countries have studied at the Institute, and a consistently high proportion of our students go on to make a difference in their communities and workplaces, many working in influential positions from field to policy.


MSc Global Health

The MSc Global Health reflects IGHD core values, namely that health and development are inextricably linked, achieving health and well-being is a social process, and sound interventions and strategies will need to not only be evidence-based, but grounded in local realities, and drawing on multiple health systems actors across a range of sectors. Read more...




MSc Social Justice Development & Health

Social development, health and well-being goals are firmly based on the achievement of social justice, which principles have been re-affirmed at the UN General Assembly in December 2014, in six essential elements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs will provide the global ‘road map’ for development until 2030. Therefore a strong grounding in social justice and social development theory, policies and practice will be essential. Read more...




MSc Social Development and Health

Putting people and communities at the centre of development is central to the concept of social development. The MSc in Social Development and Health draws on a number of disciplines to offer a critical approach to developing an understanding of the role and impact of chronic poverty, inequality, sustainable livelihoods, gender differences and poor governance on the health and well being of communities. Read more...





MSc Sexual and Reproductive Health

Since the launch of the MDGs, progress in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) has been made, but it has been uneven. Important gaps remain, reflecting gross inequalities across and within regions. A growing body of evidence points to the need - and challenges - of integrated reproductive, maternal and neonatal healthprogrammes and services and achieving a ‘continuum of care’ from community to facility. Vulnerable groups consistently suffer from a ‘cumulative disadvantage’ which builds up across the life-course. Read more...




MSc International Health

The European MSc International Health is a prestigious one-year full-time degree taught in English and is jointly provided by nine participating tropEd institutions across Europe, Mexico and Thailand. Students experience the diverse expertise and teaching and learning approaches to international health that each participating institution has to offer.



All these programmes are also available, in modified form, as Post Graduate Diplomas (PG Dip) and Post Graduate Certificates (PG Cert)

Flexible Study
We also offer an extensive range of single modules which may be taken by associate students for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). short courses and distance learning
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Subsidiary Awards

PG Certificate in Applied Social Development

PG Certificate in Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

PG Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health


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