The Global Health, Infection and Immunity MSc explores some of the major causes of human disease such as tuberculosis, influenza and HIV, as well as more focused topics such as infection in special circumstances (eg pregnancy) and emerging infectious agents. You will receive insight into the molecular and cellular basis of the immune system, how it normally protects from infection, and the pathological consequences of inappropriate responses. You will view topics of immunology and infection in a broad sense so as to integrate how the various players act in concert within the whole battlefield. You will study the latest updates in vaccine technology and immunotherapy as well as exploring the mechanisms used by pathogens to evade the immune response. This can then be combined with modules from other aspects of global health, allowing you to better understand how major human disease and the immune reaction to them fits within the current global health challenges we face. Global health is a broad discipline that attracts multidisciplinary involvement from people who want to pursue an internationally focused career in development, policy, education, research or humanitarian relief. This will include doctors and other health professionals, as well as a range of people with an interest in governance, management, law, politics, economics, policy, science, anthropology, philosophy and ethics. This Global Health MSc is a broad-ranging practical and clinical course that covers many different aspects of global health practice and policy. We have excellent local, regional and international links, enabling our students to complete global health projects in many different locations around the world. The university shares its campus with one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals and many world-leading clinicians teach on our courses. This stimulating and vibrant programme will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to understand, interpret and help solve critical global health challenges, empowering you to pursue an exciting international career as a global health practitioner or policymaker. You will develop the ability to make a real difference in the pursuit of health equity and global social justice.
On the Global Health, Infection and Immunity MSc pathway you will study core modules plus a wide choice of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your programme. The full MSc comprises 180 credits. Core modules Global Governance for Health (15 credits) Infection and Immunity (30 credits) MSc research project (60 credits) Optional modules Antimicrobial Resistance (30 credits) Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine (30 credits) Global Health Diseases (30 credits) Global Health Ethics and Law (30 credits) Culture and Mental Health (15 credits) Global Health and Comparative Health Systems (15 credits) Global Health Humanities (15 credits) Humanitarian Action and Ethics (15 credits) Research support modules You may choose one of the following modules to help you prepare for your research project. Practical Data Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (15 credits) Research Methods (15 credits) Statistics (15 credits)
How to apply
You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/international-student-support. This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.
You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply. You will be expected to have experience of working in global health (e.g. for non-governmental organisations) and you may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts).
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£12000*||Whole course|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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