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Health Studies

  • Shaping healthy and resilient societies for an evolving world

Welcome to the Department of Health Studies

As a new department, we’re excited to build on established world-class research and interdisciplinary collaborations at Royal Holloway and develop new areas of growth with leading experts in health and environmental sectors. These include Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Harvard-led Planetary Health Alliance, whose Northern European Hub is coordinated from Royal Holloway. Our focus is on the wellbeing of people and the environment, engaging with fundamental challenges and building healthy and resilient communities. We aim to deliver a portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with flexible, student-led provision and opportunities to experience real life, challenge led placements.

Our students will develop their knowledge, networks and transferable skills to become leaders, innovators and influencers across boundaries. As graduates they will be equipped with a robust understanding of the links between healthy environments and healthy people, and the value of good health to national and global economies.

You will be taught by staff who are acknowledged experts in their and are as passionate about teaching as they are about making a difference to the world at large through innovative research, consultancy and collaborative projects. 

Our exciting new masters courses connect knowledge to global health-related challenges and solutions. The solutions will be based around creative and flexible thinking and interdisciplinary education will include experiential learning and placement-based trial and error experiences, alone and in teams, including interdisciplinary settings. You will benefit from individual attention, stimulating teaching to inspire and challenge you, and the flexibility to explore your own interests.

If you have any queries regarding our postgraduate taught masters degrees, please contact Dr Mark Lee (MSc Global Health: Food Security, Sustainability and Biodiversity,  in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) or Dr Jenni Cole (MSc Global Health: Human Health and the Environment / MA Global Health: Society, Culture and Behaviour). 

MSc Food Security, Sustainability and Biodiversity (in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

MSc Global Health: Human Health and the Environment

MA Global Health: Society, Culture and Behaviour