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Explore the biggest global health challenges facing the world today with King’s Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. Our courses foster thinking across disciplines and national boundaries.


The Department of Global Health & Social Medicine will be offering one Master’s Award of £9,000 for 2019/20 entry for a full-time student onto one of our programmes. All students, including those from the UK, EU and overseas, are eligible. Find out more.

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Department of Global Health & Social Medicine courses

Advances in biomedicine, neuroscience, and public health raise some of the most difficult ethical and societal questions today. The Bioethics & Society course allows you to study these questions drawing on concepts, theories, and methods from philosophy and the social sciences.

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The Gerontology & Ageing MA/MSc, with pathways in Gerontology, Ageing & Society, and Public Policy & Ageing will build awareness of global perspectives on ageing and the lives of older people by drawing on the views and experience of a wide range of experts including geriatricians, clinicians, demographers, policy analysts and sociologists.

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Our Global Health & Social Justice course is a unique study pathway that combines anthropology, philosophy, sociology and science technology studies.

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The Medicine, Health & Public Policy study course examines the political, economic, cultural and ethical dimensions of contemporary trends in medicine, biosciences and health. The multidisciplinary nature of the course creates an ideal study pathway for health professionals, graduates and policy-makers to gain an understanding of the complex relationships between medicine, science and society.

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The Research Methods for Social Science & Health course is a unique study pathway that provides professionals, practitioners and researchers with advanced understanding and skills for the practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

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