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Studying Global Health & Social Medicine is ideal for students seeking to improve health and wellbeing around the world by shaping effective polices and healthcare delivery systems.

Whether you want to promote responsible biomedical research, address global health inequities or ensure fairness across generations, our courses offer you the flexibility to discover your niche.

Our BA and BSc courses also offer a unique opportunity to study abroad for the year or intern with one of our partner organisations around the world. Meanwhile, our iBSc course trains you in critical areas of policy affecting older people and ageing societies – an area of pressing importance around the world.

Graduates go on to inform policy and communications in government, think tanks and research organisations like the Wellcome Trust; influence advocacy campaigns for non-profit organisations; and assist with emergency relief.

BA/BSc awards

UCAS Code: L510, L512 (with a year abroad)
Duration: Three years full-time or four years with a year abroad

Study a BSc Global Health & Social Medicine degree in the Department of Global Health & Social Science at King's College London.

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UCAS Code: L511, L513 (with a year abroad)
Duration: Three years full-time or four years with a year abroad

Learn how to analyse and address issues of disparities in health and well-being around the world with this Global Health and Social Science BA.

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Study abroad with your degree

To encourage you to develop a well-rounded global perspective on health and social medicine, we offer the possibility to study abroad with a King’s partner university.

Choose from either an entire academic year (in addition to the existing three-year module sequence) or a school programme.

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