Global Health Studies (PgCert)

University of Edinburgh


Off Campus


This programme is designed to enable those with a personal, academic or professional interest in global health to study a variety of related subjects and join colleagues and fellow students in a global community.

The programme is invoiced at course level, allowing you to pick and choose your curriculum content, and manage your learning within flexible 5 or 11 week teaching blocks, which are offered at fixed time periods across the academic calendar.

The programme is structured to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge base in various aspects of global health.

The emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and this is reflected by the wide range of courses it is possible to study within the programme.

You can exit at the end of 2 years with PgProfDev Global Health Studies.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. A biomedical, medical, public health, veterinary or relevant bioscience topic is particularly suitable for this degree programme.

Your application may also be considered if you have relevant work experience. Contact the university to check before you apply.

Start Date



Postgraduate Certificate

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

3 years


College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine



SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals