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 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.
|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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