UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health

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Perhaps the most exciting part of your degree programme, the dissertation component allows you to focus on any aspect of global health and development.

Worth one-third of your total degree, it provides an opportunity to build on and extend the knowledge you have gained during your core and optional modules, examining in detail areas that interest you or which will have relevance to your future work in global health and development.

10,000 words = 60 credits

Examples of past dissertations

With the broadening of the degree, you will be able to draw on a broader range of subjects relevant to global health and development than indicated below.

  • Is humanitarian assistance to displaced persons sustainable? An action plan to evaluate the sustainability of American Refugee Committee’s humanitarian programmes for displaced persons on the Sudan–Uganda border areas
  • Independent living for disabled people in Japan
  • Inclusive education in South Africa: What do the parents of children with disabilities think?
  • Combating child trafficking in western Africa: A review of programmes and policy responses
  • Exploring the impact and processes of cash transfer on orphans in western Kenya
  • To what extent are men involved in reproductive health in Tanzania?
  • The role of stability among HIV+ persons in New Orleans
  • Transition from emergency to development: Literature review of current practices in treating severe acute malnutrition
  • The effect on children of their mothers’ imprisonment in two developed countries (UK and US) and a developing country – India
  • A comparative study of health, and access to healthcare amongst internal migrant, rural and urban workers in Hangzhou, China
  • The effect of conflict on the health of women and children in Kashmir.

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