While safe and effective interventions exist many of those most in need lack access to appropriate health care, resulting in 11 million deaths per year and many more lives affected by reduced productivity and missed educational opportunities.
The Global Campaign for the Health Sustainability Development Goals, the Global Health Strategy and the International Health partnership affirm political will and commitment to improving health. Part of the response to the changing international landscape for international development has been enhanced demand for an investment in support of research, innovation and capacity building for development. Here, at the University of Edinburgh Global Health Academy, we believe in working together to support the creation, dissemination and the translation of global health knowledge across a global community of health practitioners, trainers, researchers and policy makers.
This programme is entirely online, allowing students the flexibility to study when it suits them.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Take IELTS test
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Minimum required score (Grade A):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
Prospective students are required to be biomedical, medical, public health and veterinary personnel or have a UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant bio-science topic or its equivalent from outside the UK. Applicants who fall below these entry requirements but have relevant work experience, may be considered. The Certificate and Diploma appeal to a wider audience, including individuals with appropriate work experience in the human or animal health sectors.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each section)
TOEFL 580 (with 55 in each section and 4.0 in TWE)
TOEFL 237 in CBT (with 21 in each section)
TOEFL-iBT 92 (with at least 20 in each section)
CPE Grade B or higher
CAE Grade A.
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...)
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