University of East London

University of East London

International Development and Health

This programme is accessible to a wide range of stakeholders who are keen to engage with global health and international development issues.This MSc offers you the opportunity to work at the interface between international development and health to understand the causes of health-related development deficits, global patterns in health and development outcomes, and the roles of the different actors in improving health care provision worldwide.The MSc provides a critical approach, emphasising building intellectually rigorous practitioner knowledge for the health and development sector, of relevance to a wide range of graduates and development practitioners, healthcare professionals and administrators interested in health inequalities in low and middle-income countries, as well as an international constituency of students concerned with global expressions of development and health inclusion and exclusion.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 1st class or 2nd class (2.1 or 2.2) honours degree in a related area including social sciences, health or health promotion; applicants who are not graduates but who have at least 2 years relevant research or professional experience may be considered; eligibility for students without degree-equivalent qualifications will be assessed on the basis of a short essay and statement; places will be offered to students applying without formal requisite qualifications after this assessment and a successful interview with a member of the programme team; international students may be interviewed by phone or Skype; in the case of applicants whose 1st language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required with no score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Development in the international context; public health (policy and strategy); dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework which is comprised of essays, policy briefings, reports, presentations and projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,990 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,165 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Docklands Campus Newham E16 2RD South East

Key information

Applicant Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0208 223 3333