UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Paediatrics and Child Health (Global Child Health)

This comprehensive programme is intended for paediatricians and related professionals interested in global child health.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a keen interest in paediatrics or child health. Non-medically qualified applicants should normally have a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and appropriate specialist experience of working in hospitals, child health or public health services for children and families.

Course modules

Core modules: concepts and controversies in global health or essentials of international child health; evidence-based child health; research methods and statistics; options include: children in difficult circumstances; conflict, humanitarianism and health; child development, inclusive approaches in global contexts; disability and development; ethnicity, migration and health; economic evaluation in health care; health management, planning and programme design; international child mental health; immunisation and communicable diseases; investigations and management in paediatric gastroenterology; key principles of health economics; leadership and professional development; molecular and genetic basis of paediatrics; nutrition and public health; perinatal epidemiology and newborn care; principles and practice in paediatric gastroenterology; social determinants of health; sexual health (designing sexual and reproductive health programmes in low and middle income countries); safeguarding and children in society.

Assessment methods

The programme combines lectures, seminars, tutorials and research project supervision. Assessment is through a combination of multiple choice questions and short answer question examinations, essays, posters, presentations, reflective portfolios, critical appraisal of literature and the dissertation, including an oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 23,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgCert Variable - 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

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Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7905 2107