University of Bristol

Globalisation requires tomorrow’s doctors, dentists and vets to be aware of global health issues and have a broad knowledge of disease as well as an understanding of both the social determinants of disease and cultural responses to illness.

This exciting course was developed in response to this need, taking full advantage of Bristol’s multidisciplinary research expertise in this area and attracting students who are passionate about global health issues. In fact, our students have been involved at every stage, helping to develop it into a popular intercalated course.

The course will introduce you to the importance of global health issues to medical practice around the world. It will also develop your ability to critically evaluate and think strategically about these issues.

The course consists of seven taught units and a dissertation. We use a range of student-centred approaches to teaching and learning which are designed to reflect the working environment of multidisciplinary global heath settings. Self-directed learning underpins the course and you can expect to actively contribute throughout.

Each week, you will complete preparatory work before teaching sessions. Following structured tuition, you will work, typically in small groups, and participate in presentations and discussions.

Your dissertation is an opportunity to explore an area of interest in depth, with some of our students choosing to finance a dissertation project outside the UK.

Entry requirements

You can study a BSc after two or more years of study on your professional programme. Please refer to the admissions statement on our intercalation website for full guidance on how your application will be assessed.

Closing date

The closing date for applications will be advised on the University of Bristol Intercalated degrees website.