Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Social Development and Health

This course focuses on key issues considered within such developments, including gender awareness, the development of civil society, empowerment and the linkage between healthcare and other sectors; this course builds on the participant's experience, developing their understanding of the key factors and forces shaping the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations in low, middle income and transitional countries and focusing on specialist areas of social development (development policy analysis, frameworks for social analysis and sustainable livelihoods) and in an evidence-based critique of policy and practice.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health-related or social science area; some experience of development work in low-middle income countries would be an asset; applicants whose Honours degree has not been studied in English required an IELTS score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Course modules

Modules: Global health and social policy; social development policy and practice; researching global health and development; research design and proposal writing; gender, health and development; dissertation (MSc only); 1 module from; project design and management; health systems; international public health; plus 2 elective modules from: policy and practice in complex emergencies; sexual and reproductive health; psychosocial interventions for displaced populations; displaced persons and refugees; HIV and development; social justice; participatory appraisal and evaluation; independent study.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and research proposals.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 700 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,400 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 700 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 700 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 700 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Edinburgh EH21 6UU Scotland

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