BA/BSc Global Health & Social Medicine
Who is the programme for?
Taught jointly within King’s world-leading Departments of Social Science, Health & Medicine and Biomedicine, the new BA & BSc in Global Health and Social Medicine are the ideal degrees for students seeking to make a difference to improving health and wellbeing, globally, by shaping effective health policies and health care delivery systems.
With their international, interdisciplinary focus and expert teaching team - led by Professor Nikolas Rose and Professor Bronwyn Parry - the programmes will equip students with the expertise and capability to work in national and global health agencies and organizations, to undertake cutting-edge research or to move into a wide range of careers in the fields of health and biomedicine requiring transferable, high-level skills.
Why does it matter?
Health is more than a medical matter, with effective policies and practices for health care and disease prevention being generated far beyond the clinical setting. This programme bridges conventional divides between the biomedical and social sciences, offering unique insights into the economic, political and cultural factors that shape the nature of health and disease, globally, and which produce entrenched inequalities in health care provision.
Students will investigate the social history and contemporary operation of health care systems; the implications of radical new advances in biomedicine, such as genomics, stem cells and neuroscience; the challenges of an ageing society and the threats to health posed by global pandemics, bioterrorism and biosecurity.
What is unique about these programmes?
- Truly interdisciplinary; bridging the divide between biomedical & social sciences and humanities.
- Taught by internationally recognised experts in the heart of London, with a concentration of biomedical and health resources and research that is unrivalled anywhere in Europe.
- Provides the skills required for work in policy and practice, as well as further academic research.
Our degree modules are continually being developed in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes. Typical core modules include:
• Introduction to Global Health
• Introduction to Social Medicine
• SSHM Research Practice and Design Studio
• Key Concepts in Global Health
• Key Concepts in Social Medicine
• Contemporary Crises in Global Health and Social Medicine
Both the BSc and BA degrees are interdisciplinary in nature. BSc degree students take 25% of their modules in the School of Bioscience Education following one of three pathways:
BA degree students take 25% of their modules in related subject areas, such as geography, history, war studies, where topics closely related to global health and social medicine will be studied.
BSc Global Health & Social Medicine
AAB including Biology or Chemistry
At least 35 points including HL 665 (with Biology or Chemistry)
BA Global Health & Social Medicine
At least 35 points including HL 665
How do I find out more?
More details about the programme can be found on our online prospectus. For further information, or to register interest, contact the Centre for Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Admissions team via firstname.lastname@example.org , or the Department for Social Science, Health & Medicine office via email@example.com.
You can find out about Open Days here.
You can find out about Funding here.
As the BSc Global Health & Social Medicine will run for the first time from September 2014, and the BA from September 2015. As a result, some comparison websites may sometimes list ‘No data available’. For more information on why data sometimes isn’t available see http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/find-out-more/key-information-set#noKIS .
Professor Bronwyn Parry
Dr Orkideh Behrouzan
Dr Carlo Caduff
Dr Laurie Corna
Dr Hanna Kienzler