University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Global Health and Management

On the MSc Global Health and Management programme, you will gain knowledge and understanding of established and emerging concepts, issues, theories and practices in global health and management studies. You will develop appreciation of how these intersect with broader social, economic and political factors, and develop skills to critically engage with these debates. The aim is to develop multidimensional views for more complete impacts in the field. You will learn about health and social research methods, global health and global citizenship, health systems and policy, and management studies. You will have opportunities to work in professional environments in the health and development sector in the UK an overseas applying taught content in real world settings and conducting projects of practical significance. With supervision from world-class research active academics, students also develop deepened knowledge into current research and methodological development in selected area(s) in a world-class research environment.

Entry requirements

A second 2.2 class Honours degree or equivalent, usually in a health-related honours undergraduate degree (medicine, midwifery, nursing, public health, pharmacy). However, we will also consider applications from students with a pure science, social or management science first degree and who have a keen interest in health.

Course modules

Stage 1 core courses: preparing for work based placements; generic skills; epidemiology; applied statistics. Elective courses: health economics; health behaviour change; fundamentals of research design; evidence based health. Stage 2 core courses: global health; health policy and systems research. Elective courses: work-based placements with health and development sector organisations; internationalisation; human resources management; qualitative health research; values and ethics in public health; systematic reviewing. Stage 3: global health research (thesis) project.

Assessment methods

Each course has its own continuous assessment criteria based on the progress of practical and course work as well as a written degree examination. Progression to a research project is dependent on performance in the individual courses. The MSc project is assessed with the submission of a thesis and via examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Foresterhill Health Centre Aberdeen AB25 2AY Scotland

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