The Global Health BSc is a year-long course for intercalating medical students. Based in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, the BSc was the first of its kind in Europe, providing teaching on global health to UCL students.
Students also benefit from the expertise of lecturers from a wide variety of disciplines:
- public health
- political science
With constant interaction between students and tutors, discussion and debate are important features of the course. In many instances, students are free to explore areas that are of particular interest to them, particularly through the research project that runs through the academic year. This flexibility, combined with the diversity of tutors' expertise, makes for a dynamic and varied year.
Modes of study
Full-time (one year)| Study Abroad
- Shivani Singh
- Rochelle Burgess
- Andrew Seal
- Marion Birch
- Bill Newsholme
- Benjamin Killingley
- Delan Devakumar
- Geordan Shannon
- Rodney Reynolds
- Jennie Gamlin
"The standard of teaching is world class and most lecturers have first-hand experience of the health issues that face the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet."
The course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of global health and the economic, social, political and cultural forces that shape health and health systems worldwide. Course modules cover a huge variety of subjects from essential drugs to asylum seekers, from global trade to gender, using a cross-disciplinary approach. Each module is led by one or more course tutors who direct the content of the module and lead the majority of tutorials.
- Global Health Policy (All year)
- Health, Poverty and Development (Term One)
- Global Health Project (All Year)
- Global Maternal and Child Health (Term Two)
- Global Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases (Term Two)
- Anthropological Perspectives on Global Health (Term Two)
- Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health (Term Two)
Modules are assessed in a variety of ways including oral presentations, written essays, poster presentations, and unseen written exams. Click on Module Overview for a better idea of the content of the teaching on all our undergraduate modules.
We have limited spaces on these modules which we offer to UCL students outside of the Institute for Global Health. If you are a UCL 3rd year student or an affiliate student, and are interested in taking a global health module, please contact Jackie Coster via email
Please refer to the fees website at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/money
Application forms are available from UCL in early January and the deadline is normally the first week in March, (TBC). Make sure that to give yourself time to apply as you may be required to organise signed references etc.