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

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. For their dissertation projects, students can chose to collect desk-based studies or conduct primary data collection in collaboration with national or international organisations working in health and development.

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 from the list of classes available at IGHD, which is subject to student demand.

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (July 16), 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.

 

Studying Single Modules Only

Register as an associate student to study some single modules in areas of interest

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: Students whose first language is not English are required to take an IELTS test receiving a minimum overall score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Application Deadline

None

More Information and Contacts

Admissions (admissions@qmu.ac.uk) or IGHD (ighd@qmu.ac.uk), +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/international/ fees_funding.htm for more information.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2017/18 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

Course Overview

Duration
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 – 5 years
Start Date
January 2018
Study Abroad
No
School
School of Health Sciences
Division
Fees & Funding

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