The Barts and The London has set up this new and innovative BSc in global health because we have seen the need to train graduates across disciplines rather than within disciplines. It is the UK’s only undergraduate degree in global health based in a medical school. Uniquely, it offers a public health perspective on developments in today’s globalised world.
The programme is structured around the underlying principles and themes in global health, public health, and public policy, drawing on examples from around the world and the local London community. You will graduate with a wide range of skills, including those needed to critique government papers and academic arguments, interpret and create statistical analyses, engage in public debate, and develop policy.
You will benefit from this degree if you want to learn skills enabling you to address health and other global challenges, or if you simply want a bigger picture view of developments in a globalised world so as to act more effectively within it. The degree is also suitable for ambitious home and overseas students who may be thinking of applying to study medicine as a postgraduate student.
This is part of other exciting developments at Barts and The London. We have responded to medical student demand and built up global health throughout the medical curriculum, whilst at the same time introducing successful postgraduate global health courses, attracting students from around the world.