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.
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.
|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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