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Integrated Global Health

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
5735 GBP/year
5735 GBP/year
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Protecting and improving human health in our interconnected world is a fascinating area of study and practice that draws on many professions and disciplines. Join the Integrated Global Health programme from The University of Edinburgh to learn more. 


When we think of global health, we might think first of medicine and nursing, but in fact this is just the tip of the iceberg. Biomedical scientists, social scientists, engineers, community development specialists, policy experts, economists, ecologists, town planners and many others also have crucial roles to play.

Who the Integrated Global Health programme from The University of Edinburgh is aimed at 

If you’re interested in a career in global health – whether or not you have a healthcare background – this online part-time programme is for you. By studying with us you will:

  • integrate your existing knowledge and expertise with a deep understanding of current global health issues
  • develop the skills and confidence to work effectively across disciplines
  • learn to tackle some of the most urgent and intractable problems we face as a global community
  • be able to customise your study to suit your specific needs, choosing from more than 70 elective course options
  • gain access to global health expertise across disciplines as diverse as global health policy, epidemiology, food security and nutrition, and public health

Whether you are an experienced or new practitioner and researcher in the field of global health, we invite you from any discipline or interest, to develop your skills and knowledge to understand, contribute to, and foster relationships within, the complex and fascinating world of human global health.

Career opportunities

Our graduates will be suitably qualified to pursue a range of careers across multiple sectors, including in:

  • academia
  • research
  • government
  • NGOs
  • charities and other health-related professions

The programme will equip you with extensive knowledge in global health and can be shaped to meet your career goals and aspirations.

The Usher Institute (within The University of Edinburgh) has well-established strong connections nationally and internationally.

This programme can also offer a good basis for further study in the form of a PhD or Professional Doctorate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Practice of Research Design for Global Health 
  • Data Visualisation: Knowledge transfer and exchange
  • From Research Ideas to Transformative Action: An Integrated Approach to Global Health Projects  
  • Data analysis for Epidemiology
  • Statistical Modelling for Epidemiology 
  • Intermediate Epidemiology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • MSc - 180 
  • PgDip - 120
  • PgCert - 60



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

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    5735 GBP/year
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    5735 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 36 months.


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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