Global Health Studies PgCert, PgProfDev (Online Learning) The University of Edinburgh
This programme is designed to enable those with a personal, academic or professional interest in global health to study a variety of related subjects and join colleagues and fellow students in a global community.
The programme is structured to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge base in various aspects of global health.
We encourage you to create your own degree, with the flexibility to select the courses that you choose to study. There is no assumption of sequential study; courses are offered within our standard academic timetable, delivered in fixed teaching blocks of 5 or 11 weeks depending on the credit weighting of the course.
The emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and this is reflected by the wide range of courses it is possible to study within the programme; given the range of courses not all will be available in any given year, you are encouraged to discuss your area of interest with the Programme Director during the application process.
Possible subjects include:
- Animal health
- Ecology and conservation
- Global citizenship
- Global health and our modern disease landscape
- Water and sanitation
Tuition fees are invoiced at the course level at the point of enrolment, there is no fixed annual payment.
The University of Edinburgh online learning technology is fully interactive, and award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students from around the world.
The University of Edinburgh is currently ranked 15th in the World in the QS World University Rankings 2023.
We value interdisciplinary debate on our courses and effective, professional communication skills form an important part of the outcomes of the programme.
Graduates can use their qualification to enhance their career prospects in international and national organisations that manage global health issues.
The courses are taught entirely online with extensive use of discussion forums in which students are encouraged to debate relevant issues with course tutors and colleagues.
This is a postgraduate certificate for students from diverse professional backgrounds but with a common interest in global health.
The programme is modular, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the course choice; students may choose to study one or more individual courses or complete a sufficient number of course credits to be awarded the certificate.
It takes between 12 and 36 months to complete the certificate.
Postgraduate Professional Development
The courses we offer reflect the range of research and teaching interests of our academic staff and promote discussion of significant issues relating to Global Health - whether human, animal or environmental.
Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Master, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.
You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years through our PPD scheme. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. Alternatively, after one year of taking courses, you can choose to transfer your credits and continue on to studying towards a higher award on a Master, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme. Although PPD courses have various start dates throughout the year you may only start a Master, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme in the month of September. Any time spent studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete a Master, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.
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