UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Global Health and Development

This course takes a unique cross-disciplinary approach to global health and attracts students from a range of academic and professional backgrounds. Students can craft a programme of study that suits their interests and which will help them become better global health practitioners wherever they work in the world.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Professional experience in the fields of health and development is desirable. An applicant whose qualifications vary from UCL standards may be admitted if evidence of an adequate academic background and work experience in an appropriate field can be shown.

Course modules

Core modules: concepts and controversies in global health; research methods and evidence for global health; power and politics in global health; health systems in a global context; options may include the following:; climate change and health; conflict, humanitarianism and health; collecting and using data: essentials of quantitative survey research; evaluating interventions; global health promotion; global health metrics and informatics; health management: planning and programme design; key principles of health economics; law and governance of global health; maternal health in a global context; nutrition and public health; perinatal epidemiology and newborn care; urban health; research in action: quantitative approach.

Assessment methods

The programme is taught with an emphasis on collaborative and co-operative learning to ensure that students enter the workforce capable of joining projects and programmes where working in teams is important. Assessment is through written assignments, unseen written examinations, projects, oral presentations, group work, and the written dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,770 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
020 7905 2646