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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Global Health (Institute for)

The UCL Institute for Global Health provides unique, cross-disciplinary training in global health and international child health for students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. Using the full power of UCL as a multi-faculty university it brings together disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, philosophy and epidemiology to analyse complex health issues.

Our programmes allow students to explore their interests in global health, broadening their horizons for their careers ahead and giving them knowledge and a range of skills that are useful in the job market. IGH staff are experienced in many types of global health work, including research, programme management, policy and advocacy and have contacts in these areas and in many different countries and global health institutions.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Global Health MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Global Health and Development MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FT, FX
Global Health and Development: tropEd programme MSc FT, PT, FX

Student/staff ratios

  • 44 staff
  • 99 taught students
  • 20 research students


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Staff View

"London is in many ways the centre of the global health and development world. Many of the world's leading non-governmental organisations are based here and policymakers are on the doorstep. UCL and its students are lucky to be able to take advantage of these opportunities."

Mike Rowson

Senior Teaching Fellow in Global Health

Student View

"UCL has given me opportunities to network inside and outside my studies, and organises events with other neighbouring universities like Birkbeck and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine."

Rogers Wanyama

Degree: Global Health and Development Msc