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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.

NEW Erasmus+ supported MSc in Global Health at IGHD and partners.

IGHD invites applications for the Erasmus+ supported MSc in Global Health with specialist pathway in global health programming. Drawing expertise from collaborating partners in Royal Tropical Institute (KIT, Amsterdam) and the Centre for International Health (University of Bergen), the programme will equip students with specialist skills relevant for the planning, implementation and evaluation of global health programmes.

This is a blended learning programme, with core classes and the dissertation delivered face-to-face and specialist classes delivered by collaborative e-learning with students in Amsterdam and Bergen. The combination of in classroom lessons at the ‘Home Institute’ plus the online modules with the 3 three universities allows students to have access to leading academics with different perspectives to give a broader view on global health issues.

This is a unique opportunity for students to gain a Masters degree by studying with three leading European Universities in the field of global health in an initiative that, as well as providing a firm grounding in theory and policy, will enhance employability by equipping participants with key skills for implementing global health programmes.

Students accepted to the programme will qualify for a bursary towards living expenses and a travel grant, currently valued at £2128. For students from the EU fees for this Masters programme are £6,750. For international students fees for the programme are £11,250, representing a discount of £2,250 on the usual full international fee.




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 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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