Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Global Health Systems

This course focuses on the key components of effective health systems and the policy instruments available to support their operation; using a multidisciplinary approach and working with global experts, students learn how to evaluate alternative policy options for improving health system functioning and formulate appropriate responses to specific health system problems; working throughout the course on health systems problems in specific settings, students develop strategic plans to tackle those problems and through their dissertation work, focus on an issue relevant in their workplace or future career plans.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health-related area; diplomates should have completed the final exam of a professional body; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Course modules

Modules: Health systems; international public health; global health and social policy; researching global health and development; research design and proposal writing; dissertation (MSc only); plus 3 electives from: gender, health and development; HIV and development; project design and management; policy and practice in complex emergencies; psychosocial interventions for displaced populations; sexual and reproductive health; social development and policy and planning; independent study.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,670 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,670 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,670 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,670 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,240 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,200 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (Scotland) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (Wales) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (England) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,200 per Credit (International) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 4 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (England) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,200 per Credit (International) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (Scotland) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 680 per Credit (Wales) 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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