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Studying here

Are you looking to make a difference in the world?

Study in the Department of Health Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London and you will explore how environmental, biological, social, political and economic factors impact human and environmental health, affecting us all.

You will be taught by staff who are acknowledged experts in their fields with strong links to international research networks, human and plant health collaborations across the world. They are as passionate about teaching as they are about making a difference to the world at large through innovative research, consultancy and collaborative projects.

Undergraduate degrees

Our undergraduate degrees opened in September 2023:

  • BSc Health Studies
  • BSc Health Studies with an Integrated Foundation Year

    BSc Health Studies at Royal Holloway has a focus on promoting healthier populations and environments, an exciting area leading to a huge variety of career pathways for graduates who are prepared to make a difference in the world. We offer stimulating teaching to inspire and challenge you and the flexibility to explore your own interests. We are partners with the Royal Society for Public Health and our BSc Health Studies students get free membership in their first year. Meet the BSc Health Studies Course Director, Dr Barbara Herring here

Postgraduate degrees

*New for 2024: MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

This two-year masters will give you the knowledge and practical skills that you need to develop a rewarding career as an occupational therapist in emerging global health roles and social prescribing roles in the UK and in internationals settings. *Our new programme is currently under development, please contact Course Director, Samita Kirve

Global Health masters

The following postgraduate taught masters degrees are available:

These exciting masters courses connect knowledge to global health-related challenges and solutions. The solutions are based around creative and flexible thinking and interdisciplinary education includes 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

Dr Jenni Cole MSc Global Health: Human Health and the Environment, and MA Global Health: Society, Culture and Behaviour

For research opportunities leading to a PhD we invite you to email academic staff with whom you are interested in working to discuss potential projects.

For general enquiries, please contact


Hear Dr Mark Lee talk about the MSc Global Health: Food Security, Sustainability and Biodiversity


Hear from Dr Jenni Col MSc Global Health: Human Health and the Environment, and MA Global Health: Society, Culture and Behaviour


Understand why the partnership between Royal Holloway and Royal Botanical Gardens Kew matters to both parties

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