Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Non-communicable diseases and illnesses, which includes diabetes, mental illness, heart disease and stroke, cancers and chronic respiratory conditions account for 60 per cent of all deaths worldwide. Around 80 per cent of these are in low and middle-income countries.
This online programme looks at the impact of this burden of diseases and explores how different health systems are tackling these multiple risks with prevention, treatment and care services.
A UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or other related discipline, is usually required.
Applicants who fall below these entry requirements, but have relevant work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may be admitted to the certificate level only in the first instance.
The closing date for all applications for session 2014/15 is 22 August 2014.
Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
This is an innovative online distance learning programme that allows you to combine work with gaining a qualification relevant to a pressing global issue. This can enhance your learning experience and working knowledge while rewarding you with a highly regarded qualification.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.
You can study to Masters, Diploma, or Certificate level.
You will select from the following range of courses:
You will complete a written reflective element project development analysis plan of 10-15,000 words.
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
This programme is designed to help you advance in your health career. There is a strong emphasis on leadership and development training and policy, which will help you build, support and manage multi-disciplinary health and social care teams.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
If you are looking for a shorter course option, we offer online credit-bearing courses which run for 11 weeks at a time. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses through our Postgraduate Professional Development scheme. These credits will be recognised in their own right at postgraduate level, or may be put towards gaining a higher award, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013