University of Glasgow

Global Health [MRes]

  • 12 months

Program Description

  • The MSc and MRes are both designed to allow you to focus your learning around the global health issues that interest you most, and are fully interdisciplinary in their structure and content.
  • You will examine health issues that arise for different population groups and across national boundaries, including the social and cultural constructions of health, chronic illness and disability, and global and national health policies.
  • You will make a critical analysis of health and its determinants, and develop a deep understanding of the influence and role of equality/inequality, demographics and location on health.Developing and evaluating interventions icon
  • You will study social science research methods, and apply them in the completion of an original piece of research.
  • You will be taught by experts from the following world-leading centres based at the University: Institute of Health & Wellbeing, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Centre for the History of Medicine, and Policy Scotland.
  • You will become part of a leading centre of applied and policy related research bringing together expertise in health inequalities, health and wellbeing, disability, urban health, health economics and the history of medicine.
  • Participate in networking activities, for example, inviting international Global Health professionals to attend a Careers in Global Health event, and a week-long fact-finding trip to Geneva (or other European centre for Global Health organisations).
  • Taught by experts from the following world-leading centres based at the University: Institute of Health & Wellbeing, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Centre for the History of Medicine, and Policy Scotland.
  • Closely supported to build the skills, experience and networks that will open doors to you in your future career in Global Health.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

In the MSc, you will take three core and three optional courses. In the MRes, you will take four core courses and two optional courses. In both programmes, courses will be delivered via lectures and seminars. You will also undertake an independent research project focusing on an issue in Global Health that particularly interests you, and will submit this as a dissertation at the end of your degree.

MSc core courses 

MRes core courses

Optional courses

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Throughout your time at Glasgow you will have the opportunity to be closely supported in preparing for your future career in Global Health.

Early in the programme, you will be given advice on career pathways and how to achieve them, and how to use social media to enhance your career prospects.

There will also be an opportunity to organise an event that brings together leading global health professionals and benefit from their experience of forging a successful career in this field.

Our graduates have gone on to various careers, for example:

  • health care professionals
  • health care policy advisors
  • health improvement specialist
  • NHS management trainee
  • registered nurse
  • psychotherapist
  • work in public health care systems, and the voluntary and third sectors

Others have gone on to study for PhDs in related fields (the MRes is accredited as providing PhD-level research methods training).

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