Queen Mary University of London: Development and Global Health

InstitutionQueen Mary University of London View institution profile
Department Geography
Web http://www.qmul.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

There is an increasing recognition that global health crises demand solutions that move beyond established public health responses to include more comprehensive solutions to the long-term developmental needs of local communities. This programme offers students the chance to blend established health and development approaches to tackle the contested contemporary terrains of development and global health politics. Combining the latest research in these fields, we encourage students to challenge conventional ways of approaching questions of health and development, while also considering alternative ways of promoting and securing advances in human well-being.
This programme:
provides students with a detailed understanding of emerging debates and agendas within development and global health policy and practice
encourages students to examine the intersections between questions of development and global health, using a critical geographical approach to problematise established theories, practices and policies
provides students with training and one-to-one tailored supervision as they develop independent desk-based and field research through a dissertation and optional fieldwork.*
Become part of QMUL Geography
Professional and friendly environment: We are recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research. Our work is at the forefront of geography, shaping debates and providing significant new insight and understanding. We are also known for our friendly and welcoming ethos and are home to many of contemporary human geography's best known scholars. Joining the School of Geography places you alongside academics that are actively developing and challenging contemporary thinking in their field.
Research excellence: Almost 80 per cent of the School’s research outputs (books and articles) are rated as world-leading (4) or internationally excellent (3) placing it 5th in the UK for this measure. Our scores increased across all areas in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) and we were ranked joint 11th for geography in the UK overall. We are also proud to feature in the top 100 geography departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
Employability: Students completing this programme will be well-placed to enter governmental, non-governmental organisations, civil society, and academic research roles.
Field-based research: Students receive tailored research supervision and training suitable to their individual research interests. They will also be able to participate in fieldtrips to Mumbai and Geneva to further develop field research skills.*
Twilight teaching: Some optional modules will include evening classes (5-7pm) and intensive teaching periods will condense required attendance. Small group teaching will provide students the unique opportunity to work closely with leading academics in this field of study.
Capital location: We're a School that cares about the world beyond the university, working with a range of community groups, artists, cultural and heritage institutions and policy makers, particularly here in east London. Our passion is to demonstrate through research and teaching the intellectual and political significance of geographical research and understanding. We encourage our students to become part of this vibrant intellectual culture.
Funding
Walter Oldershaw Award: eight awards (£3,000 each) are available across all masters degrees offered by the School of Geography
Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty Award: all graduates of QMUL are awarded a £1,000 bursary
Postgraduate Loans Scheme: eligible students are able to borrow loans up to £10,000
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships: a limited number of awards are available for nationals of select Commonwealth countries, covering full tuition fee, flights and living stipend
Read more about these opportunities on the funding a masters page

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Queen Mary University of London offers two types of postgraduate degrees, taught programmes and research degrees.

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Research excellence and innovation
We facilitate world-leading research across all academic schools and departments, with an impressive track record of initiating exciting and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations. The most recent national assessment of research – the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) – has confirmed our place in the very top group of research-led universities in the UK. Overall we were ranked 9th among multi-faculty universities in the UK. And in terms of the percentage of 3* and 4* research ...

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