You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course.

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Entry criteria: 2019 entry

Undergraduate degree or equivalent

You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum second class degree (2:2).  For healthcare graduates, a pass is required.

We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds including humanities, science and healthcare. 

Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and applicants in this situation are encouraged to submit an application form. If you are in this position, you will be expected to have experience of working in global health (e.g. for non-governmental organisations), and you may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts). Alternatively, you may be required to complete one taught module before upgrading to the MSc.

Applications for stand-alone modules will be subject to the same entry requirements as those described above.

International qualifications

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. Please see the country-specific information section of our website or contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your country is not listed.

English Language

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language ability.    

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within one year.


Overall 7 with 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing and 6.5 in Speaking.

Pearson Test

Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 60 in Listening, 60 in Reading, 60 in Writing, 60 in Speaking.

Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)

Cambridge English Advanced overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section.

Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Cambridge English: Proficiency overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section

Other essential criteria

Personal Statement

You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form.


You must also provide two satisfactory references to support your application, both dated within the last year (from date of application). Usually one of these must be a recent academic reference, and the other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference.

Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or yourself. References must be submitted using the online application system. References should cover your suitability for the course and your ability to engage in academic processes according to the guidance and questions included in the form.

Last Updated: Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:00