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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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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 wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Core modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CIHD3001 Global Health Policy 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
CIHD3002 Health, Poverty and Development 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CIHD3003 Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CIHD3004 Global Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CIHD3005 Global Maternal and Child Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CIHD3006 Anthropological Perspectives on Global Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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Jackie Coster
+44 (0)20 7905 2261
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