Department of Anthropology | MSc Global and Planetary Health 12 months Postgraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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12 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

AnthropologyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MSc Global & Planetary Health at Durham University

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Underpinned by access to real-time research, this course will develop your understanding of the profound challenges to global health and environmental sustainability that the world is facing.


Our MSc in Global & Planetary Health offers an in-depth study into the challenging and complex issues which have emerged around Global Health and Environmental Sustainability and are making a real impact on the conditions and resilience of daily life across the globe.


This course will be perfect if you are a social scientist and you want to broaden your academic interests or you are from another field, such as Natural Science or Engineering, and you want a better understanding of the social context and consequences of issues such as climate change and conflicts over natural resources.


You will study core modules on the History, Theories & Practices of Health & Healthcare at Local, National & Global Levels as well as Resilience, the Environment and the Socio-Politics of Energy and their links to the emerging subject of Planetary Health.


A module on Society, Health & Wellbeing will introduce key ideas if you don’t have a specialised Social Science & Health background and you will also be supported by a carefully curated induction programme to help you work in a cross-disciplinary fashion.


You will have the opportunity to follow specialised routes through the course by choosing from an extensive list of option modules drawn from the wider University.


The MSc in Global & Planetary Health includes the choice of two forms of dissertation. The first enables you to carry out independent research into an agreed topic while the second is a vocational project which will be completed with a private, voluntary or public sector partner.


As an Anthropology student, you will have access to the Department’s highly respected research laboratories including the Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre, Behavioural & Ecological Physiology Lab, Physical Activity Lab, the South Africa Field Station and to Material Culture & Skeletal Collections.


Our Anthropology postgraduates are well-placed to build on the research-led teaching the Department offers. Many continue their academic careers by carrying out further research into the complex and diverse nature of humanity.


Durham courses develop a depth of practical skills and knowledge about understanding behaviour and society that are hugely applicable to the workplace environment and are highly sought after by employers in the UK and internationally.


Such attributes and qualities are easily transferable to a range of stimulating and rewarding professional careers. Our postgraduates have secured roles in development, health, government, policy, social research, culture, heritage, consultancy, education and media.


Recent postgraduates have moved into roles with employers that include Save the Children, HM Prison Service, Civil Service, Durham University, VSO, Office for National Statistics, National Graduate Development Programme (the local authority graduate scheme) and non-governmental organisations such as Concern Universal and Kenwa.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MSc Global & Planetary Health at Durham University

[email protected]


Underpinned by access to real-time research, this course will develop your understanding of the profound challenges to global health and environmental sustainability that the world is facing.


Our MSc in Global & Planetary Health offers an in-depth study into the challenging and complex issues which have emerged around Global Health and Environmental Sustainability and are making a real impact on the conditions and resilience of daily life across the globe.


This course will be perfect if you are a social scientist and you want to broaden your academic interests or you are from another field, such as Natural Science or Engineering, and you want a better understanding of the social context and consequences of issues such as climate change and conflicts over natural resources.


You will study core modules on the History, Theories & Practices of Health & Healthcare at Local, National & Global Levels as well as Resilience, the Environment and the Socio-Politics of Energy and their links to the emerging subject of Planetary Health.


A module on Society, Health & Wellbeing will introduce key ideas if you don’t have a specialised Social Science & Health background and you will also be supported by a carefully curated induction programme to help you work in a cross-disciplinary fashion.


You will have the opportunity to follow specialised routes through the course by choosing from an extensive list of option modules drawn from the wider University.


The MSc in Global & Planetary Health includes the choice of two forms of dissertation. The first enables you to carry out independent research into an agreed topic while the second is a vocational project which will be completed with a private, voluntary or public sector partner.


As an Anthropology student, you will have access to the Department’s highly respected research laboratories including the Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre, Behavioural & Ecological Physiology Lab, Physical Activity Lab, the South Africa Field Station and to Material Culture & Skeletal Collections.


Our Anthropology postgraduates are well-placed to build on the research-led teaching the Department offers. Many continue their academic careers by carrying out further research into the complex and diverse nature of humanity.


Durham courses develop a depth of practical skills and knowledge about understanding behaviour and society that are hugely applicable to the workplace environment and are highly sought after by employers in the UK and internationally.


Such attributes and qualities are easily transferable to a range of stimulating and rewarding professional careers. Our postgraduates have secured roles in development, health, government, policy, social research, culture, heritage, consultancy, education and media.


Recent postgraduates have moved into roles with employers that include Save the Children, HM Prison Service, Civil Service, Durham University, VSO, Office for National Statistics, National Graduate Development Programme (the local authority graduate scheme) and non-governmental organisations such as Concern Universal and Kenwa.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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