Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Social Justice, Development and Health

The course gives students the opportunity to: undertake advanced study of social justice, development and health interactions, drawing on a range of related disciplines such as anthropology, economics, epidemiology, health policy, management studies, psychology, public health and sociology; engage in debates examining current and future trends affecting the health and social well-being of disadvantaged, excluded and vulnerable populations; engage critically and reflexively in a range of social bodies as both professionals and citizens; enhance their lifelong learning and personal development skills.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or diploma in health-related area; diplomates should have completed final exam of professional body; applicants who have not studied their degree in English require an IELTS score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Course modules

Core modules: social justice; social development policy and practice; international health and social policy; health-related research; research design and planning; plus, 1 from either; international public health; health systems; elective modules: 2 from the following modules: environmental justice; gender, health and development; HIV and development; independent study; participatory appraisal and evaluation; policy and practice in complex emergencies; project design and management; psychosocial interventions with war-affected populations; sexual and reproductive health; dissertation, project or research proposal (Master's only).

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,670 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,240 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 680 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,200 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time £ 680 per Credit module (home fees) 4 months
PgCert Full-time £ 1,200 per Credit module (overseas fees) 4 months
PgDip Full-time £ 680 per Credit module (home fees) 8 months
PgDip Full-time £ 1,200 per Credit module (overseas fees) 8 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
0131 474 0000