The Global Health, Infection and Immunity MSc is designed for students interested in immunology, especially the role of the immune system in protection against infection. 

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  One year, full time; two years, part time
  Please apply by 30 June 2018 for your best chance to secure a place on this course
  Study location: St George's, University of London
  UK, EU and non-EU (international) citizens may apply

The Global Health, Infection and Immunity MSc will explore some of the major causes of human disease such as tuberculosis, influenza and HIV as well as more focused topics such as infection in special circumstances (e.g. pregnancy) and emerging infectious agents.

You will receive insight into the molecular and cellular basis of the immune system, how it normally protects from infection, and the pathological consequences of inappropriate responses. You will view topics of immunology and infection in a broad sense so as to integrate how the various players act in concert within the whole battlefield. You will study the latest updates in vaccine technology and immunotherapy as well as exploring the mechanisms used by pathogens to evade immune response. This can then be combined with modules from other aspects of global health, allowing you to better understand how major human disease and the immune reaction to them fits within the current global health challenges we face.

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 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.

Highlights

  • 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 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
  • Generous scholarships. Find out more about scholarships 
  • A Career Development Loan, for more information, visit Gov.uk
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount on this course. Learn more

Last Updated: Monday, 22 May 2017 12:51