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Global Health Challenges (Online Learning), PgCert, PgProfDev

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Online
The Global Health Challenges (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is designed to equip those already working in global health and development, or those planning to work with international and national health agencies, with the tools, knowledge and skills to engage with complex problems related to equitable and just health and well-being.

About

It will also be of immense value for those interested in global development and aid, and for those interested in careers in health journalism, or work in international business in the health and social care fields, and in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

The Global Health Challenges (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh will utilise the particular expertise that the University of Edinburgh and its global partners offers in global health including its medical, nursing and biomedical excellence.

On completion of this certificate, you will have an understanding of the processes and procedures by which the global health agenda is shaped. You will also possess the analytical and conceptual skills necessary to critically evaluate the nature of global health issues and to understand the interconnectedness of health with social, environmental, psychological and economic determinants.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have an understanding of the knowledge and skills required for pursuing a career with global health agencies, political institutions, business or in academia.

Accreditation

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

Programme Structure

The programme is delivered using an innovative blend of online learning opportunities supported by online learning environments. It will involve mixed teaching approaches with world expert leaders, online discussion, group project work, and independent study and reflection.

MSc Global Challenges

After taking this programme, graduates can also take two further postgraduate certificates in Global Development Challenges and Global Environment Challenges. Completion of all three certificates leads to an MSc in Global Challenges.

  • Global Development Challenges
  • Global Environment Challenges

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: For the PgProfDev degree, you can also apply on 14 January.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      PgCert: 1 - 2 years PgProfDev: 1 - 2 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or another related discipline.

We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • PT intermittent fees: 10 credits £865; 20 credits £1,725

Funding

  • Online Learning Scholarships
  • The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive. 

    • UK government postgraduate loans

    UK nationals, those with settled status, and some EU nationals not resident in the UK, could be eligible for a postgraduate loan towards fees - and in some cases living costs. 

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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