Global Challenges: Development, Environment and Health, M.Sc.

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  • 33 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    725
    Tuition (Module)
    725
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
The University of Edinburgh Online
The MSc Global Challenges: Development, Environment and Health from The University of Edinburgh is awarded following successful completion of three online, part-time Postgraduate Certificate programmes, each of which takes a multidisciplinary approach to global challenges from its own distinct perspective.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The challenge of how seven billion can live well on one planet can only be understood and tackled effectively by taking multiple perspectives and drawing on a range of disciplines.

Studying all three Postgraduate Certificates from The University of Edinburgh gives you a comprehensive insight into the global challenges and develops and broadens your skills and knowledge to tackle them effectively. As you progress through the programme you will integrate your learning from each certificate you study, adding depth and richness to your experience.

The three Postgraduate Certificates that make up the MSc Global Challenges: Development, Environment and Health are:
PgCert Global Development Challenges

Global Development Challenges considers the increasing economic, social and political inequalities in many parts of the world, and the need for new ways of thinking about and addressing international development. The programme is offered by the School of Social and Political Science.

PgCert Global Environment Challenges

Global Environment Challenges considers how human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate and the impact of this on human wellbeing and development. The programme is offered by the School of Geosciences.

PgCert Global Health Challenges

Global Health Challenges considers the connections between local and global health challenges, and our changing understanding of health and wellness, illness and health care. The programme is offered by the Edinburgh Medical School (Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences).

Career opportunities

This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for work with governments, NGOs, international aid organisations, United Nations agencies, the private sector, universities, other research institutions and elsewhere.

The transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and research will give you an edge in the employment market, whatever your career.

Programme Structure

There is no dissertation element: each Postgraduate Certificate provides opportunities for you, in discussion with academic staff, to develop innovative projects as part of your assessment.

The MSc in Global Challenges is normally completed over three to five academic years and is awarded by the School of Social and Political Science.

Audience

Who is this programme for?

Our well-established programme caters for a diverse range of students, with varied academic and professional backgrounds, from many different parts of the world, and seeking to go on both to further study and to employment in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

Taught entirely online, this part-time programme is specifically designed so you can study while you work. Whether you’re already working in a related field and looking to broaden your expertise, or seeking to move into a new area of work, we provide opportunities to not only bring your experience into your studies, but also to apply your new insights and skills to your work while you study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 33 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 57 months

      MSc (33-57 mth PT), PgCert (9-24 mth PT)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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Academic Requirements

  • A UK 2:1 undergraduate degree or its international equivalent.
English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 725 International
  • GBP 725 EU/EEA
  • 10 credits - £725;
  • 20 credits - £1,445;
  • 60 credits - £4,335

Funding

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