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Global Health iBSc

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Overview

The 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. 

For more information, including details on how to apply, see our Intercalated BSc pages. 

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

  • 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.

Key information

UCAS code Apply direct to King's

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King’s College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences

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Course detail

Description

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.

Teaching

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

Module

Lectures 

Seminars & tutorials 

Practical/ Lab work 

Private study

Global Burden of Disease

12 hours

18 hours

-

120 hours

Research Methodology in Global Health

18 hours

20 hours

-

120 hours

Poverty & International Development

12 hours

18 hours

-

120 hours

Global Health in Local Practice

12 hours

18 hours

-

120 hours

Conflict & Health

12 hours

18 hours

-

120 hours

Health Systems & Policy

12 hours

18 hours

 

120 hours

Project in Global Health

5 hours

10 hours

5 hours

280 hours


Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. You will study 120 credits during the academic year, which equates to 1,200 theoretical hours of learning.

Assessment

The primary methods of assessment for this course are assessed essays, reports poster and oral presentations, s and a dissertation.

The course utilises a range of assessments in order to best support learning. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework essays, reports, poster design, group and individual presentations.

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.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Location

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.

See our full list of intercalated courses here.

 

Structure

Year 1

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

Required Modules
You are required to take: 
  • Global Burden of Disease (15 credits)
  • Research Methodology in Global Health (15 credits)
  • International Development & Health (15 credits)
  • Global Health in Local Practice (15 credits)
  • Conflict & Health (15 credits)
  • Health Systems & Policy (15 credits)
  • Project in Global Health (30 credits)

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

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules for this course.

Entry requirements

 

Required subjects

This iBSc accepts medical, Dental and Vetinary students.

Further information and other requirements

Please see the Intercalated BSc Entry Requirements page.

Selection procedure

Application deadline

King's students:  18th February 2019   
Non-King's students: 4th March 2019   

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2018-2019 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap which was set in 2016. 

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year is £25,500 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/expenses

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

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs

Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Please see the Intercalated BSc Fees & Funding page.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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