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Frontiers in Human Health, Short Course

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University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The four-week Frontiers in Human Health summer school at St George's, University of London offers you the opportunity to explore in-depth global health topics and experience research whilst based here in London. Spend your summer learning from scientists and clinicians working right on the front line.


The Frontiers in Human Health offered by St George's, University of London summer school will provide you with an understanding of some of the world’s major health challenges and how research can be applied to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Apply Now - Summer School 2018

4-Week Global Health Course

Make London your home this summer with St George's University of London


Being the UK's only university to share its campus with a major teaching hospital means you will be learning in a unique environment.

Indicative course delivery
  • Direct contact via lectures and seminars (25 hours), and interactive workshops and tutorials (20 hours)
  • Short structured research project with supporting tutorials (20 hours)
  • Self-directed study and analysis (50 hours)
  • Preparation for examination, and preparation of structured research project presentation and write-up (150 hours)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: 16 July to 10 August 2018
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to anatomy and dissection
  • Global health challenges
  • Immunology and infections (e.g. tuberculosis, malaria, HIV)
  • Non-communicable diseases (e.g. cardiovascular, cancer)
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Epidemiology and public health initiatives
  • The application of ‘big data’ in research
  • Omic technologies and their application
  • The relevance of public engagement with research

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

As part of the application form you will need to attach copies of the following documents:

  • A copy of the application form with all required fields completed
  • Scanned proof of English language ability (non-native English speakers only)
  • Scanned transcripts of relevant module or degree certificate 

To speed up the assessment of your application, please check that you have:

  • completed all sections of the application form
  • uploaded all the requested information including scanned copies of your documents
  • supplied correct referee details
  • read our terms and conditions on the application form

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarship opportunities

All applicants are invited to apply for a scholarship. The scholarship will cover the entire tuition fee, and in order to be considered, you will need to answer the relevant section on the course application form.

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