Global Health Challenges, Postgraduate Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #27 (WUR) Online
The programme is designed to equip those already working in global health and development, or those planning to work with international and national health agencies, with the tools, knowledge and skills to engage with complex problems related to equitable and just health and well-being.

About

The programme is designed to equip those already working in global health and development, or those planning to work with international and national health agencies, with the tools, knowledge and skills to engage with complex problems related to equitable and just health and well-being.

It will also be of immense value for those interested in global development and aid, and for those interested in careers in health journalism, or work in international business in the health and social care fields, and in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

The programme will utilise the particular expertise that the University of Edinburgh and its global partners offers in global health including its medical, nursing and biomedical excellence, and its strengths in political and social science.

On completion of this certificate, you will have an understanding of the processes and procedures by which the global health agenda is shaped. You will also possess the analytical and conceptual skills necessary to critically evaluate the nature of global health issues and to understand the interconnectedness of health with social, environmental, psychological and economic determinants.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

Accreditation

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

Programme Structure

Programme structure

The programme is delivered using an innovative blend of online learning opportunities supported by online learning environments. It will involve mixed teaching approaches with world expert leaders, online discussion, group project work, and independent study and reflection.

MSc Global Challenges

After taking this programme, graduates can also take two further postgraduate certificates in Global Development Challenges and Global Environment Challenges. Completion of all three certificates leads to an MSc in Global Challenges.

  • Global Development Challenges
  • Global Environment Challenges

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or other related discipline. Applicants who fall below these entry requirements, but have relevant work experience, may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4335 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4335 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Funding for UK/EU students

  • In addition to finanical assistance provided by Reseach Councils and charitable trusts, the University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes.

Funding for international students

  • In addition to financial assistance provided by UK Government agencies and external funding sources, the University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.