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Global Health iBSc

UCAS code: Not applicable. Apply direct to King's.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
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Global Health intercalated BSc course equips medical students with the knowledge and skills to critically engage with global health issues. Students will benefit from exploring social, political, economic and anthropological perspectives on the main challenges faced in providing healthcare across the globe. Please note the below application deadlines: - 26 January 2022 (King's applicants) - 2 March 2022 (External applicants)

Key benefits

  • The course covers the global burden of disease, health systems and policy, conflict, global health in local practice, international development, and research methods.
  • You will explore current trends and cutting- edge research working alongside international experts at a leading research institution.
  • Designed for medics, veterinarian students and dentists who wish to pursue a career with an international focus, or work in development, policy or humanitarian relief.
  • Opportunities to carry out research projects offering you an in-depth understanding of the realities of health work in low-income countries.
  • Graduates have published their BSc project research, and some have gone on to present their research at conferences.

Despite unprecedented medical advances, there continue to be vast inequalities in access to health and healthcare around the world. Communicable diseases travel rapidly across national borders, while chronic diseases are a serious threat to the health of populations in developed and developing countries. Conflict and natural disasters cause death and injury and limit access to healthcare in already impoverished regions. You will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach, exploring social, political, economic and anthropological perspectives on the main challenges faced in providing healthcare across the globe. A unique feature of this course is our partnership with capacity-building projects which will provide you with insights into the realities of health work in low-income countries. Previously, students have had the opportunity to conduct research projects with our partnerships in Somaliland and Sierra Leone.

Base campus

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

Teaching methods - what to expect

The following table gives an idea of the contact and self-study time allocation you might expect from a typical academic year:

Module Lectures (hours) Seminars & Tutorials (hours) Practical/ Lab work (hours) Private study (hours)
Global Burden of Disease 12 18 - 120
Research Methodology in Global Health 10 20 - 120
International Development & Health 12 18 - 120
Global Health in Local Practice 12 18 - 120
Conflict & Health 12 18 - 120
Health Systems & Policy 12 18 - 120
Project in Global Health 5 10 5 280

You will study 120 credits during the academic year, which equates to 1,200 theoretical hours of learning.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

This course is primarily taught at our King’s College London Denmark Hill Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. This is a one-year course.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions  
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

Despite unprecedented medical advances, there continue to be vast inequalities in access to health and healthcare around the world. Communicable diseases travel rapidly across national borders, while chronic diseases are a serious threat to the health of populations in developed and developing countries. Conflict and natural disasters cause death and injury and limit access to healthcare in already impoverished regions. You will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach, exploring social, political, economic and anthropological perspectives on the main challenges faced in providing healthcare across the globe. A unique feature of this course is our partnership with capacity-building projects which will provide you with insights into the realities of health work in low-income countries. Previously, students have had the opportunity to conduct research projects with our partnerships in Somaliland and Sierra Leone.

Base campus

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

Teaching methods - what to expect

The following table gives an idea of the contact and self-study time allocation you might expect from a typical academic year:

Module Lectures (hours) Seminars & Tutorials (hours) Practical/ Lab work (hours) Private study (hours)
Global Burden of Disease 12 18 - 120
Research Methodology in Global Health 10 20 - 120
International Development & Health 12 18 - 120
Global Health in Local Practice 12 18 - 120
Conflict & Health 12 18 - 120
Health Systems & Policy 12 18 - 120
Project in Global Health 5 10 5 280

You will study 120 credits during the academic year, which equates to 1,200 theoretical hours of learning.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

This course is primarily taught at our King’s College London Denmark Hill Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. This is a one-year course.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions  
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
King's Apply

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