This course is intended for students who have an interest in humanities and global health. On this distinctive programme you will gain knowledge and expertise in the intersection between humanities, culture and health. 

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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

An insight into the diverse cultural meanings of health and their influence upon socio-political movements and culture as a whole is vital to understanding the opportunities and challenges to improving global health in different cultural contexts. Covering topics including health activism, narrative-based medicine and story-telling for trauma, the Global Health and Humanities MSc programme will allow you to reflect upon your areas of interest within this exciting discipline while sharing the experiences and perceptions of your peers. You will also have the opportunity to explore in depth an area of global health and humanities through your independent research project, gaining postgraduate level research skills and a deeper understanding of your field of study.

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 others 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, and many world-leading clinicians teach on our courses. 

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 policy maker. The programme will also give you the ability to make a real difference to the pursuit of health equity and global social justice.


  • Flexible structure for the MSc Global Health suite allows you to select a specialism of your choice.
  • Excellent London and international links for placement opportunities.
  • Students from a range of backgrounds creates 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
  • PgDip: £7,000
  • PgCert: £3,500
  • Module: £1,000 per module

2018 Non-EU (International):

  • Full-time MSc: £20,000
  • PgDip: £12,800
  • 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

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