Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme will: Assess the important role that culture plays in determining health outcomes by focusing on several ethnographies of migrant communities; consider the range of health problems faced by migrant communities in host countries; explore relevant theoretical themes by considering international case studies of mental health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and risk perception and lifestyle.

Course Modules

Core modules: Epidemiology and statistics; health, illness and society; health inequalities and social determinants of health; health systems, economics, and policy; dissertation. Specialist module: Migration and health. Option modules: Migration, culture, and advanced social determinants of health; globalisation and health systems; public health, international law and governance; human rights and public health; primary health care: theory and practice; globalisation and contemporary medical ethics; intellectual property, medicine and health; global politics of health; knowledge, innovation and management.

Course Additional Entry

You will normally need at least a 2.1 honours degree or GPA 3.2/4.0 or GPA 3.4/5.0 or equivalent in a relevant subject, such as medicine, the health sciences, nursing or the social sciences. We also welcome applications from those who have studied a less directly related subject at undergraduate level, but who can demonstrate interest and motivation in this area. You should have IELTS 7.0 or PTE academic 68, with IELTS 6.5 or PTE 62 in writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate)