Global Health and Development: tropEd

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This course follows the structure of our MSc Global Health and Development, however, tropEd participants also have the exciting opportunity of undertaking optional modules at our European partner institutions as part of their degree.

Drawing on our cross-disciplinary strengths, under the umbrella of UCL’s Institute for Global Health we re-launched our MSc in Global Health and Development in September 2009. Utilizing UCL’s and our European partners' research and teaching excellence the re-launched Global Health and Development Masters programme aims to transform your ideas about health worldwide.

For full details about the MSc Global Health and Development  please see the course website.

To find out more about the TropEd Network and the optional modules available to tropEd students please see the TropEd website.



Full-time  - 1 year
Modular/Flexible - 2-5 years

Students must take all core modules and complete the dissertation/research project with UCL.

All modules are 15 credits and students must take a minimum of 30 credits of optional modules outside UCL.  For details of UCL core and optional modules please see the MSc Global Health and Development website.

For optional modules available outside of UCL please see the tropEd website.

Students are offered advice regarding which modules to take, however, please note that all arrangements (e.g. applying for modules, accommodation, flights) are the students responsibility.

Course Aims

The course aims to:

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

Application Details

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate or 'first' degree in medicine, nursing, social science, development studies or an allied subject, recognised by UCL and at least at 2:1 level.
  • Relevant work experience is highly desirable, preferably within a developing country setting. 
  • GOOD level of English with 6.5 in each IELTS subtest. 

Please see the UCL webpage for further information on UCL entrance requirements

How to apply

Application deadline: 31st July 2015. Overseas applicants are advised to apply early. All students are expected to attend the orientation week from the 21st to the 25th of September, 2015.

The length of the application procedure can vary depending on the time of year you submit your application. Once you have applied, if you wish to enquire about the progress of your application please contact the UCL admissions office directly.

 Email: admissions@ucl.ac.uk  Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7380 7381



(based on full-time study)

   Overseas  UK / EU
 £17,250  £8,755

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