Planit


Social Development and Health

Queen Margaret University

Content

This MSc will be of particular interest if you are a social science graduate or a health and social care professional with 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

A UK honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (arts, humanities, health or social sciences). Students without an honours degree may be considered if they have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2-7 years

Faculty

School of Health Sciences

Department

Health Professions

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.qmu.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

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