|Application deadline:||30 June|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||October 2013|
|Credits:|| ECTS |
Credits will be awarded to all modules (15 credits each) and (MSc only) the integrating module (30 credits) successfully completed. To successfully pass an award the following credits must be gained:Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credits , Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credits , MSc - 180 credits
|Duration full-time:||30 months|
Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters by Distance Learning.
These courses aim to provide students with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to protect and promote population health in a globalising world.
These courses are aimed at students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health. It will be of value especially to those who may be seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organisations, health-related research institutions, non-governmental organisations and private consultancies.
The course aims to develop:
The support you will receive will include:
You can also communicate with other distance learning students, either individually or by setting up your own learning support groups.
Dr. Richard Smith provides an overview for our new distance learning MSc in Global Health Policy available via distance learning.
The Postgraduate Certificate:
The Certificate comprises the 4 core modules which are also common to the Diploma and MSc courses:
After successfully completing the core modules, those registered for the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc must successfully pass a required number of elective modules to complete the award.
The Postgraduate Diploma:
To complete the Postgraduate Diploma, 4 elective modules (in addition to the 4 core modules) must be studied from the list below.
The Masters Degree (MSc):
Students registered for the MSc must choose five elective modules from the list below, and must also complete a project report in their final year. (Alternatively, 3 further elective modules may be chosen from the list below in place of the project report.)
Note that restrictions and prerequisites may apply to some of the modules below. Not all modules will be available every year.
Combining DL studies with studies at the School - 'blended learning' studyAfter successful completion of a minimum number of core modules, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc students may also be eligible for the 'blended learning option', which allows for the study of up to two modules only (from a restricted list) at LSHTM in London during the Spring or Summer terms in place of distance learning modules. Please note that these options, and the dates when the modules are held at the School, are subject to change - full details will be sent to all DL students in July each year. The fee for attending LSHTM in-house modules is payable directly to LSHTM, not to the University of London International Programmes, and is in addition to the distance learning course fees.
How you study
You study independently, at a time and pace that suits you (subject to some course-specific deadlines), using the comprehensive study materials provided, with learning support from our academic staff. The academic year runs from the beginning of October through to the June exams, during which time tutorial support is available. Students carrying out projects are assigned personal supervisors to support their project work throughout the summer. Deadlines for submission of coursework vary per course but are usually in March, May, August and September.
You receive your study materials after you register. Study materials may include Subject guides, Readers, Textbooks, CD-ROMs/additional computer software (e.g. Stata), Past examination papers and Examiners reports, and Handbooks. You also have access to the schools online library resources.
Students who do not satisfy the above requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references.
For awards at FHEQ level 7, students must provide satisfactory evidence showing that they have passed within the previous three years a test of proficiency in English at the following minimum level:
Where an applicant does not meet the prescribed English language proficiency requirements but believes that they can demonstrate the requisite proficiency for admission the University may, at its discretion, consider the application.
Online access and general computer requirements
Supported Browsers include:
Internet Explorer 7+
Screen resolution (recommended)1024 x 768 or greater
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||600|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||250|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||100|
There are many ways to fund your studies at the School. In fact, our students receive funding from more than 200 different sources, including charities, government agencies, companies and individual benefactors.
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