Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

International Health

This course is designed for middle to senior-level health professionals working, or planning to work, in developing and transitional countries; participants are typically drawn from health ministries and the non-governmental organisation sector; the course takes a global perspective on the state of people�s health, enhances knowledge and implementation of effective intervention strategies through a systematic examination of health problems, their determinants, and their solutions around the world.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or diploma preferably in a health-related area; diplomates should have completed the final exam of a professional body; applicants from other backgrounds (e.g. social science; social anthropology) are also welcomed if they can demonstrate understanding/experience of health issues; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Course modules

Modules: Global health and social policy; researching global health and development; health systems; research design and proposal writing; dissertation (msc only); one core module from: social development policy and practice; international public health; plus three elective modules from: project design and management; gender, health and development; policy and practice in complex emergencies; sexual and reproductive health; psychosocial interventions for displaced populations; HIV and development; leading change; psychosocial intervention with war affected populations; strategic human resources for health; global health workforce planning; managing and developing the workforce; independent study; emerging challenges in the global health workforce.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and examinations.

Sponsorship information

Some places part-funded by SAAS.


Qualification Study mode Start month 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
Full-time £ 680 per Credit module (home fees) 8 months
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

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