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.
Aims & Objectives
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.
MSc - £11,650Not specified
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:
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.
To complete the Postgraduate Diploma, 4 elective modules (in addition to the 4 core modules) must be studied from the list below.
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' study
After 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.
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.
Online access and general computer requirements
Supported Browsers include:
Internet Explorer 7+
Screen resolution (recommended)
No work experience is required.
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