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Study abroad guide

Global Health

UCL is a leading centre in the teaching of global health. It offers an interdisciplinary programme that enables you to approach complex problems of health and development from different viewpoints, and facilitates an understanding of the factors and issues influencing health and health policy in different countries.

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Global Health

Why study Global Health at UCL?

UCL has pioneered the teaching of global health to undergraduates. You will be taught in a stimulating forum for debate and academic collaboration by leading academics and practitioners in the discipline, many of whom have produced cutting-edge research or worked for government or high-profile non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

What you will gain from study at UCL

You will gain a unique insight into the dilemmas facing organisations working in global health and development such as governments, international organisations, NGOs, philanthropic organisations and the private sector. The programme stresses the importance of understanding the economic, social and political influences on health worldwide, taking students to the heart of debates about contemporary world events. You will be challenged to think independently and contribute to debate.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment methods include oral presentations, essays, poster presentations and written examinations. Students coming to UCL for the Fall Term only will be assessed in each module slightly differently from Full Year students.

Modules in Global Health

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Core modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
GLBH0001 Global Health Policy 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
GLBH0003 Health, Poverty and Development 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GLBH0005 Global Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GLBH0006 Global Maternal and Child Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GLBH0007 Anthropological Perspectives on Global Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GLHB0004 Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

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Caroline Smith
+44 (0)20 7905 2646
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