University College London

The iBSc in Global Health, offered by the UCL Institute of Global Health gives students a thorough understanding of global health and the economic, social, political and cultural forces that shape health and health systems worldwide. Course modules cover a huge variety of subjects from essential drugs to asylum seekers, from global trade to gender, using a cross-disciplinary approach.

Students also benefit from the expertise of lecturers from a wide variety of disciplines:

  • medicine
  • public health
  • economics
  • political science
  • anthropology
  • epidemiology

With constant interaction between students and tutors, discussion and debate are important features of the course. In many instances, students are free to explore areas that are of particular interest to them, particularly through the research project that runs through the academic year. This flexibility, combined with the diversity of tutors’ expertise, makes for a dynamic and varied year.

Entry requirements

You must be:

  • enrolled on a UK MBBS course.
  • successfully completed or about to complete 2 years of a UK MBBS course. If you are currently in your second year of study and you are successful in getting a place to study with us, a condition of your offer will be to pass your 2nd year of study.
  • It is at the discretion of individual iBSc programmes if they wish to accept students where they have completed more than two years of MBBS training. If you are made an offer, then successfully passing your current year of study will be made a condition of offer.
  • hold GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
  • have achieved a minimum of ABB in your A levels or equivalent.

Closing date

Application forms are available from UCL in early January and the deadline is normally the first week in March.