36 months
5400 GBP/module
3250 GBP/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This MSc Global Health programme offered at University of Plymouth, will empower you to confidently meet the clinical and logistical challenges of working in complex and unpredictable situations; overseas, in low resource settings, on expedition or within your UK practice.

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Gain the advanced knowledge, skills and leadership qualities to deliver quality care, interact with healthcare professionals in multicultural or resource constrained settings and ensure the best possible health outcomes for your unique patient population, whatever your location.

This MSc Global Health programme offered at University of Plymouth has two pathways to allow you to tailor your learning to your own specific needs. There is a leadership pathway to allow you to gain advanced knowledge and practice to become a global healthcare leader of the future. An alternate is to take the remote and rural pathway specifically gaining skills for practising as a wilderness medic in some of the worlds most isolated locations.

Key features

  • Rise to the challenge on this master’s programme to become a health professional ready to meet the unique challenges of providing care in complex and challenging global and/ or remote environments. A part-time route is also available, or it is possible to exit with either a postgraduate certificate, or diploma dependent on the number of credits gained.
  • Choose from a choice of pathways; Leadership, with a vision of becoming a global health leader of the future, or Remote and Rural, gaining skills to lead and provide medical cover to expeditions in the arctic, jungle, desert or mountainous terrains.
  • Experience teaching from faculty staff and visiting experts that have an active role in shaping healthcare systems locally and globally.
  • Links with the masters in healthcare management, leadership and innovation for cross-programme learning from a broader sphere of faculty specialists.
  • Equip yourself with the advanced skills necessary to critically analyse and combine a range of information to make safe and effective decisions in unpredictable situations, demonstrate leadership qualities and contribute to improvement science in your unique practice setting.
  • Benefit from a blended learning environment with delivery ranging between lectures, seminars, practical scenario-based training in the field, and supported distance learning. Our academic team are available via a means of telecommunication methods for ongoing support during your studies.
  • Take advantage of a collaborative educational partnership between local NHS services, higher education, clinical services and experts such as members of the University of Plymouth Global Health Collaborative.
  • Enhance your learning with our established links to the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit, Diving Diseases Research Centre, THET Health Links Partnerships.
  • An opportunity for intercalating students to enrol on the full-time route from medical and dental undergraduate courses throughout the UK, provided that they have sufficient credits to continue with a masters (Level 7) qualification. Intercalating students will study alongside postgraduate students from a variety of backgrounds and will benefit from this vibrant educational environment.
  • WMT alumni have the opportunity to gain credit for prior learning. Please contact the programme lead for further information. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Health 
  • Leadership and innovation in practice 
  • Remote and rural practice 
  • Advanced leadership 
  • Organisational development and culture
  • Project design, development and knowledge transfer 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for postgraduate programmes of study can usually be made throughout the year. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is most applicable for medical, dental, nursing or allied health professionals or intercalating medical students between years 4 and 5 of their undergraduate course.
  • Normally a recognised first degree or equivalent will be required. Entrants who have acquired experience through work or other means that enables staff responsible for admissions to be confident of the candidate’s ability to succeed in the programme may also be considered, in line with QAA guidance.
  • If your first language is not English you will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5400 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5400 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • National

    3250 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3250 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • All fees are published per 60 credits. A full MSc represents 180 credits.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 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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