12 months
20750 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Development and Global Health MA programme offered at Queen Mary University of London will allow you to blend established global health and development approaches to tackle issues of contemporary international development and global health politics. 


Global health crises demand solutions that move beyond established public health responses. This Development and Global Health MA programme offered at Queen Mary University of London will help you to contemplate more comprehensive solutions to the long-term developmental needs of local communities.

  • Challenge conventional ways of approaching questions of global health and international development, while also considering alternative ways of promoting and securing advances in human well-being
  • Gain a detailed understanding of emerging debates and agendas within development and global health policy and practice
  • Engage with world-leading academics in the School of Geography, with opportunities to take electives in the School of Medicine & Dentistry and the School of Business Management
  • Develop field-based research skills through a field trip to Mumbai or Geneva

What you'll study

You will gain a solid grounding in geographical thought and practice, and will consider issues of the geography of global health. You will be challenged to examine the intersections between questions of international development and global health, using a critical geographical approach to question established theories, practices and policies. There will be opportunities to learn about new approaches to global public health and project management through interdisciplinary elective modules.

You will experience training and one-to-one tailored supervision as you develop independent desk-based and field research through a dissertation.

You will be able to extend your understanding of these topics through optional field trip to Mumbai and Geneva. You will also be able to develop your research skills and experiences by undertaking an independent research project and fieldwork. This will be supported by research training as well as one-to-one tailored supervision from experienced researchers.

You will have the opportunity to attend weekly research seminars and research framework sessions with top-level academic researchers.

This programme also offers students the opportunity to undertake an unpaid internship with London International Development Centre (LIDC) while studying. LIDC will take on up to 4 Masters students as interns per year. Learn more here.

Programme Structure

Compulsory/Core modules

  • Geographical Thought and Practice
  • Retheorising Global Development
  • Dissertation
  • Global Health Geographies
  • Global working lives
  • Migration and Mobilities

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
Upper Second Class

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.
Other routes
  • Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MA Development and Global Health.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-Time (The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years) 

  • UK: £5,250 
  • International: £9,650

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.


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