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Part-Time Programme

The part-time programme is scheduled over two academic years, following the schedule of the full-time programme.  To obtain the MSc in Global Health degree, part-time students must complete the same academic requirements as students in the full-time programme.  Over the two-year period of study, students must complete 8 compulsory modules, 4 optional modules, and submit a research dissertation. Please note that only EU students are able to enrol in the part-time programme as student visas for non-EU students will not be approved.

 

Year One

  • Term 1: Michaelmas (September – December) – 1-1.5 days of lectures per week
  • Term 2: Hilary (January – April) – 3 weeks of study
  • Term 3: Trinity (April – September) – No formal study scheduled / Prepare research proposal

In Term 1, part-time students are required to complete three core compulsory modules. These three modules are designed to increase understanding of important concepts in global health: Determinants of Health, Health Policy & Systems, and Health Economics & Financing. Lectures are scheduled over a ten-week period for one full-day on Mondays, and one half-day on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

In Term 2, part-time students may complete two to four optional modules, which may reflect the diversity of their academic, research and career interests. This term is organised in a modular structure, with ten one-week teaching blocks.  Each optional module is a one-week intensive course, with lectures scheduled Monday to Friday.   As students must complete a total of four optional modules, any remaining optional modules must be taken in Term 2 of Year 2.

In Term 3 of Year 1, no formal study is scheduled, however further options such as distance learning are currently under review. During this term, students will prepare a proposal for the research component of programme. All students are expected to undertake and complete a programme of research leading to the writing and submission of a dissertation at the end of Year 2. 

 

Year Two

  • Term 1: Michaelmas (September – December) -  1-1.5 days of lectures per week
  • Term 2: Hilary (January – April) – 3 weeks of study / Commence research project
  • Term 3: Trinity (April – September) – Complete research project / Finalise dissertation

In Term 1, part-time students are required to complete three core compulsory modules.  These modules are designed to increase understanding of various research methodologies and concepts: Principles of Social Research, Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis for Global Health, and Epidemiology. Lectures are scheduled over a ten-week period for one full-day.  Epidemiology is scheduled as a one-week intensive module during the last week of Term 1.

In Term 2, part-time students must complete any remaining optional modules to a total of four and complete the two compulsory Key Skills in Global Health modules.  Part-time students will also commence their research projects during Term 2 and throughout Term 3.  Assessment of the research project will be by submission of a dissertation of a maximum of 15,000 words, which is to be submitted by September of the second year of registration.

 


Last updated 23 November 2016 School Web Administrator (Email).