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Queen Mary University of London

Global Health

UCAS Code: 4U47

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A levels in Humanities, Social Sciences and Science subjects are all considered for entry. Excluded subject - General Studies and Critical Thinking Please note: You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:15

We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include 6,5,5 in HL subjects

UCAS Tariff

128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

64%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Health policy

Gain the knowledge to tackle 21st century health challenges with this unique multidisciplinary degree.
Our Global Health BSc is designed to give graduates a deep understanding of public health across disciplines. From pandemic diseases like ebola or HIV to the spread of drug-resistant bacteria and access to medicines in poor countries, global health issues are complex and multifaceted.
In your first year you'll develop your analytical and research skills and gain a solid grounding in a range of disciplines, including medicine, anthropology, economics, epidemiology, geography, law, philosophy, politics, sociology and statistics.
You'll then apply this knowledge to particular health issues, such as maternal and child health, climate change related illnesses, communicable and non-communicable diseases. Option modules give you the freedom to follow your own interests as you progress in your degree.
In the final year you’ll work on an extended self-directed research project and undertake a two-week placement. Previous students have been placed with local councils, health journals, non-government organisations and think tanks.

Modules

Year 1
Basic Issues in Politics and Global Health
Global World
Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics
Introduction to Health Economics
Introduction to Research, Writing and Analysis for Global Health
Social Determinants of Health
Society, Medicine and Health
The International Politics of Global Health: an Introduction

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by coursework, presentations and written exams. You'll work on an extended self-directed research project in your third year.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Mary University of London

Department:

Blizard Institute

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Social policy

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Social policy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Just over 1,600 students graduated in social policy in 2015, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level — 750 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, the police, marketing and human resources and recruitment are popular — along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past. This degree is a bit less reliant on London for jobs than other similar subjects, so if you'd like to work outside the capital, it might be worth considering - although the jobs still tend to be in big cities.

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