UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health

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Global Health & Development

Why study Global Health and Development at UCL? Watch this video with testimonials from our recent graduates

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

MSc / PGDip / PGCert

Research Programmes

MPhil / PhD

A different approach

In rich and poor countries alike, the gross inequalities in people’s health are not simply a product of their individual choices. They are determined by people’s place in society and the environment in which they find themselves.

Today’s global health challenges require a coordinated response from all parts of society and all academic disciplines. They demand a new approach in research and teaching, which explores health within its broader development context.

Our MSc in Global Health & Development addresses issues that are both important for today’s developing countries and common to the whole world. Climate change, economic crisis and poor governance, for example, have profound health effects. Policymakers, health professionals and others concerned with global health need the intellectual tools to understand them.

Our MSc in Global Health & Development will challenge you to understand the complex forces that shape health worldwide, from the household to the global level, with the opportunity to craft a programme of study well-suited to your needs. It will enable you to become a better global health practitioner wherever you work in the world.


Our programme aims to:

  • develop your understanding of the principles underlying research, policy and practice in the fields of global health and development
  • develop your ability to evaluate critically – from a cross-disciplinary perspective – research, policy and practice in global health and development
  • develop your essential professional and academic skills and approaches (including research and management skills), to enable you to contribute to research, practice and policy developments
  • encourage your personal reflection and growth.

A wide range of university resources will be available to you, reflecting the breadth and depth of UCL research and teaching, as will London’s dynamic collection of intellectual and cultural activities.

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