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Global Health & Social Justice

Key information

Subject area:

Pre-University & Undergraduate Summer Programmes

Course type:


Credit level:



2 weeks

Available course dates:

From: 15 July 2024 To: 26 July 2024
Application deadline: 10 May 2024

Course overview

Summer School modules are designed to be intensive, intellectually-stimulating short courses. They are taught by King’s academics in academic disciplines where King's has expertise. Classes are very international with students from all around the globe learning together. Each module is 150 study hours comprising intensive teaching, independent study and group work and is examined to university standards. Comparable to an in-semester 15-credit King’s undergraduate module and therefore typically awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS, many summer students ask their home institution to award them external credit for their King's summer module to use towards their degree programme when they return home.


One session (2 weeks): £2,400 

Two sessions (4 weeks): £4,800 £4,395*

*Fee valid for applications for two sessions received by 10 May 2024. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions. Subject to availability at the time of application.

What does this course cover?

Global health is a field of practice, research and education that focuses on health and the social, economic, political and cultural forces in the world that shape it. It is a cross-disciplinary field, blending perspectives from the natural and social sciences and the humanities to understand the social relationships, biological processes and technologies that contribute to the improvement of health worldwide.

Recent world events have demonstrated the importance of understanding global health challenges within larger political, social, cultural and economic contexts. This module brings together expertise from a variety of fields and applies this to authentic current global health problems.

You will engage with academics from King’s academics and benefit from the College’s national and international research connections.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • Expanded your knowledge of key conditions and risk factors contributing to the global burden of disease, and global institutions and policies and the organisation of health systems.
  • Gained an understanding of disparities in health care between countries.
  • Debated the process of globalisation, poverty reduction, social determinants of health, health inequity, trade, human rights, migration, environment and conflict.
  • Developed an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding global health, drawing upon expertise of social science, public health, law and health sciences.
  • Explored a variety of career options relating to global health and development.

Who is this for?

The King's College London Undergraduate Summer School is open to students who are currently, or have been, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme. We also welcome applications from professionals who have substantial relevant experience in their chosen subject area.

You should ensure that you are eligible to apply before you submit your application by checking our academic and English language entry criteria.

How will I be assessed?

Essay (60%), Presentation (40%)


What is the teaching schedule?

Taught on-campus 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £2400

Application Fee £60



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