Sexual and Reproductive Health at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

Course options

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Course summary

On this MSc, you’ll study the social and political issues influencing sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. You will work on integrating theory and practice, developing critical thinking skills and widening your perspective on current and historical sexual and reproductive health issues. This course will equip you to work at a senior level to promote the sexual and reproductive health and social wellbeing of people, especially those living in low- and middle-income countries, through the development of effective, contextualised sexual and reproductive health policies, services and interventions.


Global Public Health and Social Policy (20 credits) Global Health Research (20 credits) Health Systems, Services and Communities (20 credits) Sexual and Reproductive Health (15 credits) Sexual Health Rights: Policy and Programming in Practice (15 credits) Global Approaches to Gender Health (15 credits) Plus one 15-credit elective module available within the Institute, other QMU courses or other universities. For the MSc award, the culmination of your study will be completion of a dissertation involving desk study or fieldwork on an approved topic related to sexual and reproductive health and development (60 credits). The modules listed for each course are correct at time of posting(October 2021) but are subject to change. In the event that modules change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students.

Assessment method

Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and presentations. For your dissertation projects, you can chose to do a desk study involving a literature review or conduct primary data collection in collaboration with national or international organisations working in health and development

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (arts, humanities, health or social sciences). Students without an honours degree may be considered if they have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience. International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score less than 5.5. Please note the PgCert Health Interventions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States is only open to applicants who do not require a student visa to study.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1090 Module
Northern Ireland £1090 Module
Scotland £1090 Module
Wales £1090 Module
Channel Islands £1090 Module
Republic of Ireland £1090 Module

Additional fee information

2024 Postgraduate Global Health (P/T) PLEASE NOTE: Module fees are per 20 credit module. Part-time dissertation fees are as follows: UK/EU/Scot £1,640
Sexual and Reproductive Health at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS