M.Sc. On Campus

Global Health, Ethics and Law

St George's, University of London

12 months
22750 GBP/year
12000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you are looking to make a real difference in the pursuit of health equity and global justice, our Global Health, Ethics and Law course from St George's, University of London will help you better understand global health issues, policy and practices in the 21st century.


A growing range of health crises – linked to anything from poverty, illness, infectious disease or disaster – have heightened our awareness of the importance of human rights and global health promotion. Governments and privileged societies have a moral responsibility to help protect the world’s citizens, but their actions and likelihood of success are increasingly bound by respect for individual freedom, liberty, law, equity, sensitivity, dignity and more.

At St George’s, you will benefit from working as part of a small, close-knit team. Students, clinicians and researchers work happily and effectively together, and you will be welcomed into our small specialist research community, with all the advantages that brings for personal input and development.

The nature of the Global Health, Ethics and Law discipline from St George's, University of London ensures that we attract a diverse student cohort each year, of different ages, stages of life and professionals from sectors as disparate as medicine and law, which students tell us makes the learning all the more interesting.


Graduating with a master’s degree in Global Health from St George’s opens up a world of opportunities – quite literally.  The breadth of practical experience and insight, coupled with the international connections you will make, prepare you to make impactful change and positively influence the health of people anywhere in the world.

Careers in global health are often divided into clinical and non-clinical with opportunities in both addressing issues of public or global health, or working in leadership, consultancy or research roles in either government or the private sector, as well as national and international agencies, such as WHO, Unicef or Save the Children, for example.

Career options include policy development, advocacy, health systems administration and management, education, research, community outreach, community healthcare planning, infectious disease management, programme planning and evaluation.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Global Governance for Health 
  • Global Health Ethics and Law 
  • Humanitarian Action and Ethics 
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine 
  • Global Health Diseases 
  • Infection and Immunity 
  • Culture and Mental Health 
  • Global Health and Comparative Health Systems 
  • Global Health Humanities 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). 
  • 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 (eg for non-governmental organisations) and you may be required to submit supplementary details (eg transcripts).
  • You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form. You will also need to provide two satisfactory references. See the ‘Apply’ tab for more information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK part-time: £6,000 per annum
  • EU and International part-time: £12,000 per annum

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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