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OverviewThe Global Health MSc course is a new and innovative learning opportunity offering a balanced blend of knowledge and skills in regard to addressing global health challenges and public health issues. Underpinned by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the course will provide opportunities for you to develop transferable skills to apply for careers working with global communities both internationally and in the UK.Students will undertake a range of modules including:
The Global Health MSc course is a new and innovative learning opportunity offering a balanced blend of knowledge and skills in regard to addressing global health challenges and public health issues. Underpinned by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the course will provide opportunities for you to develop transferable skills to apply for careers working with global communities both internationally and in the UK.
Students will undertake a range of modules including: Introduction to Global Health, Critical Issues in Global Health, Global Health skills, Researching Global Health and Global Health Dissertation. The course will be delivered by staff with expertise from a range of backgrounds including both practice and research.
The course will provide opportunities for students to acquire interdisciplinary skills, providing them with the tools to work as part of an interdisciplinary team. To enable students to further develop their skills, they may have opportunities for volunteering (subject to availability) with diverse communities both nationally and globally through DMU Local and DMU Square Mile
Flexible study options allow students to learn at a level suitable to their needs
Benefit from an experienced teaching team with backgrounds in psychology, sociology, nutrition, biomedical science, mental health and community development; helping to broaden students’ perspective of Global Health research and practice
The course will provide opportunities for students to acquire interdisciplinary skills, providing them with the tools to work as part of an interdisciplinary team. Students may have opportunities for work experience with diverse communities both nationally and globally through DMU Local and DMU Square Mile
Teaching and assessment
A variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods will be used for this programme in line with the university policy of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Learning is supported by an experienced teaching team and a variety of inclusive and engaging teaching methods, including:
Work-based/service learning (optional)
Action learning sets
Interdisciplinary and peer learning opportunities
Enquiry-based, problem-based learning
Independent guided study and e-learning
Student directed seminars
There are a variety of assessments used within the programme including essays, presentations, group-based presentations, reflections, development of a group podcast and a final dissertation. The final dissertation has three flexible pathways to enable students to meet the learning outcomes according to their vocational interests and strengths.
A 2.2 honours degree or equivalent. Relevant degrees include, but are not confined to, the following: social sciences, behavioural science, nursing, geography, public health, allied health and health sciences. Applications are welcome from mature candidates who do not meet the minimum entry requirements , but have relevant work experience and evidence of prior learning. Each application will be judged on its merits. A personal statement that demonstrates your interest in the course with a strong commitment to working in the broad field of Global Health. There may be volunteering opportunities available as part of the course, and while many of these are readily accessible, some might include working with vulnerable groups, including children. Applicants choosing to be involved with the volunteering opportunities within the programme will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check. Overseas student will also need to submit a Criminal Records Certificate from their home country prior to arrival in the UK.
De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and specialist facilities. Based in the centre of the bustling and multicultural city of Leicester, rich in cultural heritage, history, and diversity, making it feel like the world is on your doorstep, located in the heart of England, our campus blends the historical and the new and has provided an inspiring place to study for more than 150 years.
Studying a postgraduate course allows you to go further in your knowledge and your career. You can become a specialist, explore the frontier of your subject area with leading researchers, gain accreditation or change trajectory.
Students choosing our taught courses can benefit from academic teaching which directly complements industry experience and is also informed by world-leading research.
Distance learning at De Montfort University (DMU) is a flexible way to achieve a postgraduate qualification. It allows you to embark on a new subject area, enhance your knowledge from previous study, diversify your skillset or...