The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) offers a range of awards through the Master’s Programme in Global Health and Development.

This is the course entry for the academic year 2018/19.

Information on applying to the current academic year is available from the 2017/2018 course entry

Course Overview

This award is for people who are seeking to work in social development, and wish to examine community-based strategies for enhancing health and wellbeing of a population. This includes local health planners, community health staff, health promoters and community workers addressing health improvement. The award focuses on analysing the relationship between gender, health and development; identifying the many opportunities and constraints related to the social development of a community; appraisal of the impact of such opportunities and constraints on a planned health project or programme; and the effective planning and implementation of health and social interventions.

Exit Awards

PgCert (60 credits)

Learning, Teaching 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 examinations.

Teaching Hours and Attendance

Each module which you study on campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your exact attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part time. Modules typically run over five weeks and involve two sessions of three hours in class. In addition, for each module students spend around 10-12 hours of each week on preparatory class work independently and with colleagues, including readings and exercises available on dedicated web-based learning platforms.

Modules

You will study a total of 60 credits, comprising the core modules Gender, Health and Development and Project Design and Management, and two 15 credit modules IGHD modules*.

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (September 17), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.

* IGHD module options will be subject to demand.

 

Single Modules for CPD

Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact IGHD for more information.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health, social science or development related subject. Diplomates should have completed the final exam of a professional body. All applicants should be able to demonstrate interest in the field of health through professional or voluntary work experience.

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.50 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Application Deadline

None

More Information and Contacts

Admissions or IGHD on tel: +44(0)131 474 0000

Scholarships

Santander Scholarships: 2 x £5,000 scholarships are available for international students undertaking a course within the IGHD.

See www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-andfunding/scholarships-for-new-students/ for more information.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2018/19 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

 

Course Overview

Delivery
At QMU. Some modules are available through online learning.
Duration
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 – 5 years
Start Date
September 2018
January 2019
Study Abroad
No
School
School of Health Sciences
Division
Fees & Funding

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