Education and research

The King’s Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships is working across education and research to improve healthcare globally by empowering people, strengthening organisations and enhancing systems.

Education and training

The education programmes aim to prepare future leaders in global health to understand and address these challenges. The courses cover subjects relevant to improving health and healthcare in resource-poor countries, whilst emphasising the significance of these topics to future practitioners in the UK. These provide vital training for those pursuing careers in international development and health – including public health, policymaking, campaigning, research and work in humanitarian disaster settings.

With world-leading schools of health and social science, the Centre has particular strengths in the area of capacity building in fragile states and in the academic study of communicable and non-communicable disease, mental health and conflict. Students learn essential academic skills, including literature review, critical analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, presentation and essay writing.

These innovative programmes are taught by a multi-professional group of clinicians, academics and policy experts with diverse experiences of working in national and global health. They also contribute to core global health training and elective preparation for medical and other health students. The Centre specifically offers the following two courses: 

Global Health MSc

The Global Health MSc is a pioneering teaching pathway that brings together students from a range of disciplines to understand transnational health issues and key determinants affecting the global burden of disease. The course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to critically reflect on health and healthcare across the globe and apply this knowledge with supported practical experience within an international capacity to address health challenges.

Global Health Undergraduate iBSc

The Global Health intercalated BSc is designed to broaden the views of health professionals, by bringing together medical, dental, and veterinary students, to critically engage with global health issues. Students will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach exploring social, political, economic and anthropological perspectives on the main challenges faced in providing healthcare across the globe.

Research

The Centre aims to deliver research in collaboration with low-middle income countries, building research capacity within their health partnerships and ensuring that their research is valuable. 

Get Involved

For more information about global health research, please email global-health@kcl.ac.uk.