MSc Nursing or MSc Health Studies (Global Health & Wellbeing)

Aims of the award

This programme is for all those involved in promoting Global Health, internationally or locally.


This is distance learning programme and on successful completion  you will be awarded MSc Health Studies (Global Health and Wellbeing) or for nurses, MSc Nursing (Global Health and Wellbeing).

The World Health Organisation priorities for health and the study of global determinants of health is at the heart of the pathway. The nature of 21st century global health challenges are characterised by interconnections, interdependence and shared vulnerabilities amongst the countries of the world. This course is designed to enable you to respond flexibly to new policy drivers such as the United Nations Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda (United Nations 2012); to contribute to strengthening fragile health systems, support development of Maternal and Infant health and in countries where sustainable progress has been made in reducing communicable diseases and in lengthening life span, to respond to the new and growing challenge to be able to identify and manage non-communicable disease.

Current students include public health practitioners working within an African ministry of health, doctors and nurses living and working in Scotland, England, Eritrea, Tunisia, Malta, Saudi Arabia, the USA and Malawi. 

The pathway comprises four 30 credit modules and a dissertation (60 credits).

You will study 2 core modules: Global Health and Health Systems and Project Management.

In addition to this you will study either Critical Appraisal Skills or Developing Research and Evaluation Skills and an option module from our range of 30 credit postgraduate modules.

Details of all modules can be found in the module listings

NB: All programmes run subject to minimum numbers of students

Academic Lead :
Dr Susan Redman

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