Planit


Social Development and Health

Queen Margaret University

Content

This MSc particularly attracts social science graduates, health and social care professionals and others who have an interest in issues such as gender equity and globalisation and their effects on the health and wellbeing of people in developing countries.

The ‘mainstreaming’ of social development is a key element of current development policy and practice. This pathway enables students to focus on key issues considered within such developments, including wellbeing, vulnerability, gender analysis, and participation.

This course will build on your experience, developing your understanding of the key factors and forces shaping the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged populations in low, middle income and transitional countries, and focusing on specialist areas of social development (development policy analysis, frameworks for social analysis and sustainable livelihoods) and in an evidence-based critique of policy and practice.

You can exit at PgCert and PgDip points.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health, social science or development related subject. Diplomates should have completed the final exam of a professional body. All applicants should be able to demonstrate interest in the field of health through professional or voluntary work experience.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Faculty

School of Health Sciences

Department

Health Professions

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.qmu.ac.uk

Career Sectors

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