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Global Health Studies (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
1911 GBP/year
1911 GBP/year
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This Global Health Studies (Online Learning) programme from The University of Edinburgh is designed to enable those with a personal, academic or professional interest in global health to study a variety of related subjects and join colleagues and fellow students in a global community. 


The Global Health Studies (Online Learning) programme from The University of Edinburgh is invoiced at course level, allowing you to pick and choose your curriculum content, and manage your learning within flexible 5 or 11 week teaching blocks, which are offered at fixed time periods across the academic calendar.

The programme is structured to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge base in various aspects of global health. 

The emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and this is reflected by the wide range of courses it is possible to study within the programme; given the range of courses not all will be available in any given year, you are encouraged to discuss your area of interest with the Programme Director during the application process.

Possible subjects include:

  • Animal health
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Global citizenship
  • Global health and our modern disease landscape
  • Water and sanitation

Career opportunities

We value interdisciplinary debate on our courses and effective, professional communication skills form an important part of the outcomes of the programme.

Graduates can use their qualification to enhance their career prospects in international and national organisations that manage global health issues.



As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim to:

  • Enhance our position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities and to measure our performance against the highest international standards
  • Provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students
  • Produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
  • Make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health and economic and cultural wellbeing.

As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.

Programme Structure


  • This is a postgraduate certificate for students from a diverse professional background but with a common interest in global health.
  • The programme is modular, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied; students may choose to study one or more individual courses or complete a sufficient number of course credits to be awarded the certificate.
  • It takes between 12 and 36 months to complete the certificate.
Postgraduate Professional Development 
  • The courses we offer reflect the range of research and teaching interests of our academic staff and promote discussion of significant issues relating to Global Health - whether human, animal or environmental.
  • Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits
  • PgCert - 60 
  • PgProfDev - 50



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. A biomedical, medical, public health, veterinary or relevant bioscience topic is particularly suitable for this degree programme.
  • We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience; please contact the programme team to check before you apply. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1911 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    1911 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • PG Professional Development: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915 



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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