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This programme is designed to enable those with a personal, academic or professional interest in global health to study a variety of related subjects and join colleagues and fellow students in a global community.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in biosciences.
The deadline for applications for 2013 entry is 19 August 2013.
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. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
The programme is structured to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge base in various aspects of global health.
The emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and this is reflected by the wide range of courses it is possible to study within the programme.
Possible subjects include:
Some courses benefit from a scientific background although this is not a requirement.
The courses are taught entirely online with extensive use of discussion forums in which students are encouraged to debate relevant issues with course tutors and colleagues.
This is a postgraduate certificate for students from a diverse professional background but with a common interest in global health.
The programme is modular, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied; students may choose to study one or more individual courses or complete a sufficient number of course credits to be awarded the certificate.
It takes between 12 and 36 months to complete the certificate.
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.
We value interdisciplinary debate on our courses and effective, professional communication skills form an important part of the outcomes of the programme.
Graduates can use their qualification to enhance their career prospects in international and national organisations that manage global health issues.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013