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While there have been unprecedented developments in knowledge and technology over the last century, vast inequalities in access to adequate food and water, sanitation, healthcare and education continue to exist, limiting people’s capacity to achieve wellbeing and live healthy lives.

Rapid globalisation presents both challenges and opportunities: diseases now easily cross borders, conflicts and natural disasters severely impact people’s access to resources and health services, and market-based approaches to health financing often fail to ensure healthcare for the poorest in society. At the same time, there are greater opportunities for collaboration and learning between countries to improve health, as technology provides platforms and the health workforce migrates between regions of the world.

Our teaching programmes aim to prepare future leaders in global health to understand and address these challenges. The courses cover subjects relevant to improving health and healthcare in resource-poor countries, whilst emphasising the significance of these topics to future practitioners in the UK. We provide vital training for those pursuing careers in international development and health – including public health, policymaking, campaigning, research and work in humanitarian disaster settings.

With world-leading schools of health and social science, King’s has particular strengths in the area of capacity building in fragile states and in the academic study of communicable and non-communicable disease, mental health and conflict. Students learn essential academic skills, including literature review, critical analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, presentation and essay writing.

Our innovative programmes are taught by a multi-professional group of clinicians, academics and policy experts with diverse experiences of working in national and global health. We also contribute to core global health training and elective preparation for medical and other health students.



iBSc in Global Health

The Global Health intercalated BSc is designed to broaden the views of health professionals, by bringing together medical, dental, and veterinary students, to critically engage with global health issues. Students will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach exploring social, political, economic and anthropological perspectives on the main challenges faced in providing healthcare across the globe.

Full details on the programme are available on the Intercalated BSc website.

Student Selected Components

The Global Health SSC is designed to introduce key global health issues from political, social, economic, and cultural perspectives. Students will benefit from broadening their understanding of health as requiring action beyond the medical profession. This elective is part of the King's 2nd  year medical training curriculum, taught by the Centre’s interdisciplinary team. 

Please visit the Virtual Campus for full details of the SSCs available.


Postgraduate Taught

Global Health MSc

The Global Health MSc is a pioneering teaching pathway that brings together students from a range of disciplines to understand transnational health issues and key determinants affecting the global burden of disease. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to critically reflect on health and healthcare across the globe and apply this knowledge with supported practical experience within an international capacity to address health challenges.

Visit the online prospectus for full details.


Postgraduate Taught in Global Health topics outside of the Centre

Global Mental Health MSc

Delivered jointly by King's College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Visit the online prospectus for full details.

Global Health & Social Justice MSc / PGDip / PGCert

The MSc in Global Health and Social Justice is unique in the world for bringing together the natural and social sciences with philosophy in order to help students understand and improve global health.

Visit the online prospectus for full details.


Postgraduate Research 

PhD study

There are opportunities for global health research across the university:

Short courses

Summer School

The Centre is involved in the King's Undergraduate Summer School, which gives direct access to King's research-led teaching offering students a unique academic and social experience.

You can find out more about the Undergraduate Summer School on the online prospectus.

Details about the modules offered in Global Health are on the modules page of the online prospectus.


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