King’s College London

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 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.

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.

Entry requirements

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

Closing date

4 March