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Global Health (PG Cert)

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Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate
Duration
12 months
Entry requirements
  • Applicants should have a Lower Second Class Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made.
  • Applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent may apply if they can demonstrate (via a personal statement) that they can communicate clearly, are highly motivated, and have experience of prior learning.
  • REFERENCE PROCEDURE: Applicants will need to nominate a referee who will be asked to comment upon their suitability for the programme and their capacity for combining part-time study with work related duties.   Please direct your referee to the online PG Certificate in Global Health reference form  here .  Please do not follow the guidelines for submitting references which are found in the online application process.
  • Applicants should provide a personal statement of no more than 350 words detailing why you wish to study this course and what you think you will bring to it. Within your statement you should include details of any prior learning undertaken within a professional context

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
This programme is intended to be scalable so there is no immediate limit on the number of places available.
How to apply

For references, please email the following link to your referees:

Referee Report Form

They will submit your references directly to us and we will add them to your application.

Please use the Online Application Form  to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University of Manchester is proud to collaborate with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to deliver this world-class,online Postgraduate Diploma in Global Health. Working closely with IFRC we have been able to incorporate their rich source of practical insights into the course content thus providing students with real life case studies from one of the world's largest social movement.

This online course has been developed for people working in the humanitarian sector or for those wishing to enter this field. It enables students to obtain the highest quality postgraduate education whilst maintaining full time employment anywhere in the world. It offer a practical means of study and an inclusive approach which mirrors the reality of interventions within a humanitarian context. All credits earned by students will be transferrable to other academic institutions.

The programme covers issues related to the worldwide improvement of health, the reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders and is unique in bringing together the study of emergency medicine, disaster management, community health, anthropology and sociology of health and illness in an online format. As such it offers both a practical means of study and an inclusive approach which mirrors the reality of health interventions within a humanitarian context.

Students will have access to leading multi-disciplinary academics and practitioners including Dr Brauman and Professor Tony Redmond OBE (Deputy Director of HCRI) who has led medical teams to sudden onset disasters, complex emergencies, and conflicts for over twenty five years. Tony is also Director of the UK International Emergency Trauma Register which aims to improve training and accountability of those who respond to large scale emergencies overseas.

Open days

We will be soon updating this page with details of our last Open Day held on Wednesday 25 November.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £2,100

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Each year, the School offers a number of bursaries set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students. Details of the funding process can be found on the  School's funding page  where you can also check details of subject specific bursaries. 

Funding Advice: 

For Home and EU students, the UK government has introduced a non means-tested loan scheme for postgraduate study. Detailed eligibility criteria and information regarding the application process is expected early in 2016. In the meantime the below summarises the key information published to date.

  • Non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 per year will be made available to students applying to taught and research master's courses. PHD students will be funded through a separate scheme.  
  • Loans will be available to students under the age of 60 studying full-time, part-time (at least 50% of a full-time course) or on distance-learning courses.
  • Loans will be available to students across all discipline areas.  
  • The loan is considered to be a contribution towards the costs of postgraduate study and will not be available if you already have a master's qualification.
  • Postgraduate funding is considered a devolved matter for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Therefore loans are only available for students resident in England.
  • Repayments will be on an income-contingent basis commencing 2019.
  • Postgraduate loan repayments will be paid concurrently with undergraduate loan repayments at a rate of 6% of annual income over £21,000.
  • Interest will be charged at RPI + 3%.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Sarah Smith
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 0245
Email
Website
www.hcri.ac.uk/
Academic department overview

See: About us

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