• Attendance Based
  • Full Time

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The Blizard Institute is situated within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London.


How to Apply:

BSc Global Health: Apply Here via UCAS 4U47


QMUL Global Health International Scholarship BSc Global Health 1 £18,000 scholarship (spread over 3 years) International
  • Based on academic excellence and motivation as demonstrated in the application form and personal statement
  • Decision on scholarships to be made by a QMUL panel 
  • The scholarship will be payable for three years subject to satisfactory academic progress, attitude, and attendance
  • All overseas applicants will be considered for the scholarship. Your UCAS application form will be used to determine who receives the scholarship.


Programme Overview

Is this the right programme for me?

Our students graduate with a multi-disciplinary degree that equips them with a wide range of knowledge-areas and skills, and that caters to broad interests. Some students may move into careers where they apply their knowledge directly, entering development and health charities in the UK and abroad, international and non-government organisations, and the NHS and other health services. Others draw on their training in analytical and critical thinking, advocacy and persuasion, and multidisciplinary subject matter, to work in national or local government, media and publishing, and consultancy. Some students will wish to carry on into postgraduate training in global health or other associated subjects, or use the degree as the basis for applying to study medicine or law.

Entry requirements


Typical tariff or grades required: ABB or above (340-320 points).

Additional information: Minimum B grade in GCSE English and Maths. A science related or social science or humanities related subject at A-level.

Excluded subjects: General studies and critical thinking

International Baccalaureate

Acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications. Subjects and grades required: 32-34 points overall.

European Baccalaureate

Acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.
Subjects and grades required: 80% overall

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0, with 6.5 in writing
PTE Academic 68



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Learning and teaching

The programme is delivered full time and makes use of a virtual learning environment to help you with background preparation for the seminars that constitute an important part of your learning.

The programme tackles important developments in politics, economics, and bioscience – for instance, looking at Bill Gates’ funding of public-private partnerships to address specific illnesses and problems, and the implications in terms of medicine and scientific developments, accountability and democracy, health inequality and the distribution of medicine.

Specialist modules of interest

  • Maternal and child health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Climate change and health
  • Global governance and international law

Programme Structure

Year 1

The first year curriculum will provide you with an introduction to and foundation in a range of important disciplines, while developing your reading, analysis and research skills.

  • Social determinants of health
  • Basic issues in politics and global health
  • Introduction to research, writing and analysis for global health
  • Introduction to epidemiology and statistics
  • Society, medicine and health
  • The international politics of global health: an introduction
  • Introduction to health economics
  • Geographies of biomedicine and global health

Year 2

Year 2 will see you apply the theories, methods, concepts, and approaches learnt in the preceding year to a set of health issues: maternal and child health, communicable diseases, and non-communicable diseases. In addition, you will continue to develop your skills in research, writing, and analysis, as well as in epidemiology.

  • Communicable diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Research, writing and analysis
  • Health, biomedicine and society
  • Maternal and child health and nutrition
  • Advanced epidemiology and statistics
  • Medicines and pharmaceuticals

Year 3

In Year 3 you will be introduced to the topic area of health systems, and there will be more optional modules. You will also have a compulsory ‘capstone’ module that provides advanced level, cross-disciplinary perspectives on evolving issues in the field and which will allow you to draw on the knowledge and skills you have acquired in considering problems and dilemmas in the global health arena from Years 1 and 2. You will also undertake a dissertation.

  • Health systems, economics and policy
  • Contemporary issues in health and society in the global context
  • Climate change and global health policy
  • Globalisation and health systems
  • Migration, culture and advanced social determinants of health
  • Globalisation and contemporary medical ethics
  • Public health, international law and governance
  • The politics and geographies of global health
  • Dissertation

 For further information about the modules on the degree please use the QMUL Module Directory





For enquiries regarding the course please contact:

Ms Emily McLean-Inglis

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2541
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Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Queen Mary, University of London
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