Global Health (Single Modules)

We offer a number of standalone modules in global health which cover a range of issues to help prepare professionals in all disciplines face the challenges of working in global health and development in challenging environments.

The modules are delivered by the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) at QMU, with some modules delivered online.

The standalone Global Health modules are aimed at healthcare professionals and managers working in the public, not-for-profit or private sectors, and those working in academic centres or government.

Following completion of one module, you may choose to progress your studies to attain a named award.


Below is a list of modules which may be available. Please contact us to check their availability.

  • Global Public Health and Social Policy (GPHSP)
  • Health Systems, Services and Communities  (HSSC
  • Global Health Research (GHR)
  • Community-Based Psychosocial Support  (CBPS) – blended learning
  • Forced Displacement & Integration: Theory, Policy & Practice – blended learning
  • Global approaches to Gender and Health (GGH) – blended learning
  • Health Systems in Fragile Settings (HSF) – fully online
  • Programme Evaluation in Global Health and Development – blended learning
  • Project Design and Management Blended Version (PDM) – blended learning
  • Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations (PSI) – fully online
  • Qualitative Research Methods (QRM) – blended learning
  • Research Proposal Writing (RPW) – fully online
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) – blended learning

Global Health (Single Modules): Entry requirements and application information

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree or relevant professional qualification.


To view the fee for Institute for Global Health and Development singles modules visit Fees and Charges page, select the appropriate year for entry and then look under the 'Non-standard Postgraduate fees tab.


For further information on the application process, please contact IGHD

Application deadline


How will I be taught?

Structure, duration, delivery and outcomes

Structure: These are single modules. Following completion of one module, you may choose to progress your studies to attain a named award. IGHD currently offers the following named awards:  

Duration: 5 weeks dependent on course

Delivery: Some modules are delivered at QMU and some are delivered online.

Outcomes: Participants of the professional development courses will receive a certificate of attendance from the Institute. A number of modules carry 15 credit points at SCQF level 11. These points are credited to you should you subsequently decide to complete further suites of modules that lead variously, to postgraduate certificate, diploma or a master's degree. 

Start date

There may be several start dates available for each module. For confirmation of start date, please contact IGHD

More information and QMU contacts

For more information, please contact IGHD

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