Why study your MSc in Global Health, Law and Governance at Queen Mary?
This programme is a collaboration between the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Law. Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is comprised of two world renowned teaching hospitals, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London, which have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to modern medicine. We were one of the top five in the UK for medicine, in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has been ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in London in the Guardian University Guide 2015 subject league tables.
Within the School of Law at Queen Mary, there are two partners, the Department of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). The Department of Law was established in 1965 and covers the full spectrum of legal studies. The Centre for Commercial Law Studies focuses strongly on the global development of international commercial law.
The Global Public Health Unit combines the local and the global in a stimulating and challenging research and teaching environment – we have strong links to the NHS, local authorities, numerous third-sector organisations in east London, senior policymakers in the UK, and leading international figures in global health.
- The MSc programmes study global health from a diverse multidisciplinary perspective, with teaching led by public health consultants, lawyers, sociologists, geographers, and economists.
- You will learn on a truly multidisciplinary programme, which exposes you to a range of disciplines, giving you a genuinely broad education and a wide perspective.
- With this multidisciplinary approach, you will gain critical insight and applied skills necessary for management, persuasion, and advocacy.
- We integrate different types of teaching delivery with a focus on small group seminars, so you will develop debating and discussion skills, and have plenty of contact with academics.
- We work from the local to the global– the Global Public Health Unit is based in Whitechapel in London's East End, and has close links to NHS organisations, local authorities, and the voluntary sector in one of London's most diverse and complex areas.
- We have collaborations with other universities and organisations from around the world to aid research, teaching, policy development, and community engagement.
- We encourage students to get involved in both our local and international work.
The Learning Resource centre has 200 networked PCs and is open to students round the clock, there are dedicated workstations for postgraduate students.
You will also have access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room, and The British Library can also be accessed as a research resource.
You will have access to a range of specialist facilities including: medical libraries located at the Royal London and St Bart's hospitals and at the main College campus at Mile End.
Is this the right programme for me?
This programme will appeal to all those - medical practitioners, civil servants, lawyers, social and political scientists, and NGO workers – with an involvement in health policy and health systems. We would like to see doctors and lawyers study together on the same programme.
What will I go on to do after this programme?
Students will have the skills and knowledge to work in health and public policy at local, national, and international level, and in governmental and international bodies and NGOs. On completion of this MSc you may decide to
- continue your research skills through academic study via a PhD
- work in central and local government, public health and other health care, an international organisation, or in NGOs
You will normally need at least a 2.1 honours degree or GPA 3.2/4.0 or GPA 3.4/5.0 or equivalent in a relevant subject, such as medicine, the health sciences, nursing or the social sciences. We also welcome applications from those who have studied a less directly related subject at undergraduate level, but who can demonstrate interest and motivation in this area.
You should have IELTS 7.0 or PTE academic 68, with IELTS 6.5 or PTE 62 in writing.
Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.
Find out more about our English language entry requirements.
If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.