University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Global Health

The programme covers issues related to the worldwide improvement of health, the reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders and is unique in bringing together the study of emergency medicine, disaster management, community health, anthropology and sociology of health and illness in an online format; as such it offers both a practical means of study and an inclusive approach which mirrors the reality of health interventions within a humanitarian context.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Lower 2nd Class Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent, although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made; applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent may apply if they can demonstrate (via a personal statement) that they can communicate clearly, are highly motivated and have experience of prior learning; applicants need to nominate a referee who is asked to comment upon their suitability for the programme and their capacity for combining part-time study with work related duties; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to obtain an overall IELTS score of 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0 and a spoken score of 6.5; where an applicant has not taken IELTS, a clear statement from the employer (via their reference) is accepted as evidence of the applicant having an appropriate standard of English Language; among other things, this statement must confirm that the applicant's job has involved working substantially through the medium of English.

Course modules

Modules include: Risk, vulnerability and resilience; health systems and markets; community approaches to health; ethics, human rights and health.

Assessment methods

Assessment will take place online. Each of the 4 modules will conclude with a selection of various multiple choice and prose-based assessments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0161 275 4740