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PGCert Global Health

Specialist postgraduate training for a rewarding career in the humanitarian sector.

PGCert Global Health / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate
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

Please refer to the following School page regarding subject-specific requirements. These are in addition to the basic prerequisites as shown under entry requirements:

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

References for master's applications

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-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N N N Y

Course overview

  • You currently work in the humanitarian sector or wish to do so in the future
  • You want to progress on a multi-level course that offers distinct qualifications at each stage
  • You would like to benefit from our long-standing partnership with the IFRC


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £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.


For 2016 entry we had seven Elys Roberts Scholarships available for applicants to this course, set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students and we expect a similar number for 2017 entry. Details of how to apply for this funding can be found at HCRI postgraduate funding .

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.

The Faculty of Humanities Loyalty Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2017 entry.

See also  the University's postgraduate funding database  for more funding opportunities, including the latest information on the new Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions
+44 (0) 161 275 0322
Academic department overview

See: About us

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