Global health is an area of increasing clinical, political, economic, humanitarian and social concern. This distinctive programme will bring you together with students from a wide range of backgrounds and encourages you to critically analyse key global health challenges.

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  One year, full time; two years, part time

UK/EU application deadline: 8 August 2018.

Applications received after this date will be considered and placed on a waiting list.

Non-UK/EU (International) application deadline: 30 July 2018

  Study location: St George's, University of London
  UK, EU and non-EU (international) citizens may apply

Significant socio-economic and environmental changes are producing new challenges, ranging from an increase in the global burden of non-communicable diseases to the emergence and rapid spread of new infectious diseases. These evolving issues exacerbate existing health inequalities and inequities. At the same time, new scientific and technological advances hold out the prospect of substantial reductions in the overall impact of ill health, given positive governance and leadership for health.

Global health is a broad discipline that attracts multidisciplinary involvement from those who wish to pursue an internationally focused career in development, policy, education, research or humanitarian relief. This will include doctors and other health professionals as well as a range of people with an interest in governance, management, law, politics, economics, policy, science, anthropology, philosophy and ethics. 

This Global Health MSc is a broad-ranging practical and clinical course that covers many different aspects of global health practice and policy. We have excellent local, regional and international links enabling our students to complete global health projects in many different locations around the world. The university also shares its campus with one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals in the UK and many world-leading clinicians teach on our course.

This stimulating and vibrant programme will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to understand, interpret and help solve critical global health challenges, empowering you to pursue an exciting international career as a global health practitioner or policymaker. The programme will also give you the ability to make a real difference in the pursuit of health equity and global justice.

You can also study one of our specialist Global Health pathways:


  • Flexible structure for the MSc Global Health suite allows you to select a specialism of your choice.
  • Excellent academic connections for potential placements in London and overseas.
  • Students from a range of backgrounds creating a diverse learning community where knowledge is shared across disciplines.
  • Enjoy working with other students, researchers and clinicians as part of a small, close-knit team, with all the advantages that brings for personal networking and development.

 Tuition Fees*

2018 UK/EU:

  • Full-time MSc: £10,000
  • Part-time MSc: £5,000 per annum
  • Full-time Postgraduate Diploma: £7,000
  • Full-time Postgraduate Certificate: £3,500

2018 Non-EU (International):

  • Full-time MSc: £20,000
  • Full-time PGDip: £12,800
  • Full-time PGCert: £6,400

*Fees are reviewed annually

Funding your study

We have a range of funding opportunities available for students.

Students may be eligible for:

  • Postgraduate Loans of up to £10,280. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding

  • A Career Development Loan, for more information, visit

  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount on this course. Learn more

  • A full fee postgraduate scholarship. Find out more information at scholarships


Last Updated: Thursday, 01 March 2018 16:56