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Sexual and Reproductive Health - MSc

Do you want to make a difference to the health of people in low-resource settings? Are you passionate about social justice or looking for a qualification that will enable you to work at a senior level in health policy and practice in the UK or abroad, particularly in low and middle income settings? Our flexible and highly respected range of global health courses could be the perfect stepping stone for your career.

This MSc in Sexual and Reproductive Health course will be attractive to those working in healthcare settings, health practitioners, community and 性用社ment workers, in areas of gender, sexual and reproductive health, who are looking to 性用社 their theoretical knowledge and non-clinical practical skills for working in technical, advocacy and leadership positions with national and global programmes on sexual and reproductive health issues.

The course will equip you to work at a senior level to promote the sexual and reproductive health and social wellbeing of people, especially those living in low and middle-income countries, through the 性用社ment of effective, contextualised sexual and reproductive health policies, services and interventions.

The course can be studied full time or part time.

Why 性用社?

  • Unique academic institution: The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) at 性用社 offers a range of postgraduate courses aimed specifically at those who wish to work in health policy and practice, particularly in low and middle income settings.听
  • Make a difference to your career and to others' lives: Our courses put a strong focus on the social aspects of health and on health systems strengthening from a community-based perspective. They will equip you to assist in improving the lives of the most vulnerable people in the world, whether that be overseas or locally in Scotland. You will 性用社 a strong understanding of current global health and 性用社ment issues and will equip yourself with the tools you need to forge positive change locally, nationally or internationally.
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Sexual and Reproductive Health (MSc): More information and what you will achieve

On this MSc Sexual and Reproductive Health course you will study the social and political issues influencing sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on low and middle-income countries. You will work on integrating theory and practice, 性用社ing critical thinking skills and widening your perspective on current and historical sexual and reproductive health issues.

You will work on integrating theory and practice, 性用社ing critical thinking skills and widening your perspective on current and historical sexual and reproductive health issues.

How will I be taught?

Structure and exit awards

You can opt to study for the full MSc (180 credits), a PgDip (120 credits) or a PgCert (60 credits).

You can also register as an associate student to complete a single module for CPD. On completion of a single module, you may wish to complete further modules and progress your studies to a named award. A variety of modules can be studied, for example: Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations and听Forced Displacement and Integration Module. Contact IGHD听for more information.

Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching is comprised of a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises and projects. Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and presentations.

For your dissertation projects, you can chose to do a desk study involving a literature review or conduct primary data collection in collaboration with national or international organisations working in health and 性用社ment.

Teaching hours and attendance

Your exact attendance requirements at 性用社 will depend on the module you are studying and whether you are studying full-time or part-time. In addition, for each module students spend approximately 10-12 hours of each week on preparatory class work independently and with colleagues, including readings and exercises available on dedicated web-based learning platforms.

Class sizes

We expect approximately 10-15 students to enroll for this course each year.

Teaching staff

You can read more about the teaching staff on this course at the bottom of this page. Please note that teaching staff is subject to change.

Modules

PgCert听

  • Global Approaches to Gender and Health (15 credits)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (15 credits)
  • Sexual Health Rights: Policy and Programming in Practice (15 credits)
  • Plus one module chosen from other available electives. 听

PgDip

  • Global Public Health and Social Policy (20 credits)
  • Health Systems, Services and Communities (20 credits)
  • Global Health Research (20 credits)
  • Global Approaches to Gender and Health (15 credits)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (15 credits)
  • Sexual Health Rights: Policy and Programming in Practice (15 credits)听

MSc

  • Global Public Health and Social Policy (20 credits)
  • Global Health Research鈥 (20 credits)
  • Health Systems, Services and Communities (20 credits)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (15 credits)
  • Sexual Health Rights: Policy and Programming in Practice (15 credits)
  • Global Approaches to Gender Health (15 credits)
  • plus one 15-credit elective module available within the Institute, other 性用社 courses or other universities.

If studying for the MSc, you will also complete a dissertation involving desk study or fieldwork on an approved topic related to sexual and reproductive health and 性用社ment (60 credits).

The modules listed for each course are correct at time of posting(October 2023) but are subject to change. In the event that modules change, 性用社 will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students.

Sexual and Reproductive Health (MSc): Entry requirements and application information

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.

International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score less than 5.5.听

Applying for this course

For more information on applying, or to apply for this course, please follow the links in the 'Start your application' box at the top right of this page.

Application deadline

Home: End of August for September 2024 start.

International: 26th July for September 2024 start.

Terms and Conditions

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2024/25 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

More information and 性用社 contacts

Contact Admissions or contact IGHD听for more information.

Scholarships

International applicants may apply for a competitive Commonwealth Scholarship.

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Course Overview

Delivery
On campus at 性用社
Duration
1 year full time OR 2-7 years part time
Start Date
September 2024
School
The Institute for Global Health and Development
Division
Fees & Funding
SCQF Level
11

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