Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Applied Social Development

This programme is for people who are seeking to work in social development and to examine the opportunities and constraints created in the wider community in relation to the goal of attaining better health of a population; this includes local health planners, community health staff, health promoters and community workers addressing health improvement; the course focuses on: analysing the relationship between gender, health and development; identifying the many opportunities and constraints relates 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health-related or social science area; applicants should have completed the final exam of a professional body; relevant professional or practical experience is essential.

Course modules

Modules include: gender health and development; project design and management; policy and practice in complex emergencies; sexual and reproductive health; psychosocial intervention with war-affected populations, displaced persons and refugees; HIV and development; independent study.

Assessment methods

Assignments; action plans; projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 680 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
PgCert 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

Campus details

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

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Telephone number: 
0131 474 0000