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Global Health & Social Medicine BSc

UCAS code: L510, L512 (with a year abroad)

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years full-time or four years with a year abroad
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Global Health and Social Medicine is the ideal degree for students seeking to make a difference to improving health and wellbeing, locally and globally, by shaping effective health policies and health care delivery systems. This is an interdisciplinary degree course that creates unique opportunities to combine social sciences with an introduction to key areas of biomedicine. This course will provide you with the intellectual skills, practical knowledge and research techniques required for independent critical thinking and analysis.

Key benefits

  • We offer excellent opportunities to study social aspects of health and medicine in a multi-disciplinary context with close collaboration between the social sciences, life sciences and biomedicine.
  • The chance to combine high-level social science with an introduction to the main areas of biomedical knowledge and the implications for clinical practice.
  • Taught by internationally renowned academics and clinicians with a strong focus on transdisciplinary education in key areas of health, disease and medicine.
  • All applicants of our full time BA or BSc are eligible for the £9,250 scholarship opportunity, including UK, EU and Overseas students. Criteria is based on the quality of your application, previous academic performance, relevant experience if appropriate and your personal statement.

Employability

The COVID-19 pandemic shows the social science of global health and medicine has never been more important in meeting the significant social, political and ecological challenges facing the world.

This degree provides a rigorous intellectual and empirical grounding for careers in public administration, NGOs and INGOs, charities, think tanks, academia, and social advocacy organisations. Our graduates enter a wide range of professions within health services, public health, government, and NGOs in the UK and beyond. For example: 

  • Policy (e.g., Nuffield Council on Bioethics, King’s Fund, UK Biobank Ethics & Governance Council, public health policy analyst World Health Organization)
  • National and international NGOs (e.g., Cancer Research UK, British Lung Foundation, Médecins Sans Frontières, Gates Foundation, Malaria No More)
  • Government (Department of Health, Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, Health Research Authority, Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology)
  • Private sector (e.g., management consultancy, political affairs, pharmaceutical companies)
  • Academia (postdoctoral study).

Employability

The COVID-19 pandemic shows the social science of global health and medicine has never been more important in meeting the significant social, political and ecological challenges facing the world.

This degree provides a rigorous intellectual and empirical grounding for careers in public administration, NGOs and INGOs, charities, think tanks, academia, and social advocacy organisations. Our graduates enter a wide range of professions within health services, public health, government, and NGOs in the UK and beyond. For example: 

  • Policy (e.g., Nuffield Council on Bioethics, King’s Fund, UK Biobank Ethics & Governance Council, public health policy analyst World Health Organization)
  • National and international NGOs (e.g., Cancer Research UK, British Lung Foundation, Médecins Sans Frontières, Gates Foundation, Malaria No More)
  • Government (Department of Health, Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, Health Research Authority, Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology)
  • Private sector (e.g., management consultancy, political affairs, pharmaceutical companies)
  • Academia (postdoctoral study).

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years full-time or four years with a year abroad
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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