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Your future career

Your future career

A degree in global health from Royal Holloway provides incredible scope and opportunity for employment on completion of your studies.

Our commitment to your future career is reflected in the diverse topics you will study on your degree course and through various initiatives – including those jointly designed with our partner Kew and through our other collaborations – to prepare you for employment opportunities.

Throughout your studies you will gain the knowledge, transferable research and employability skills that will make you a highly desirable candidate for employers in a variety of sectors, and you can discover more through placement opportunities and the support we offer to help you make that leap into the workplace.

From roles in public health advice, voluntary services, wellbeing counselling, and community development projects to planetary health organisations and ecology, NGOs, private sector or higher education, your degree can lead you to a rewarding career in a diverse world.

As a graduate you'll join our worldwide network of Royal Holloway alumni, and you'll be well prepared with knowledge and transferable skills for many career paths that are open to you. 

A degree in global health studies helps develop a whole range of employability skills. They include:

  • Communication skills: through writing essays, project and laboratory reports, and the final dissertation, as well as modules on communicating science to the public, media and policymakers.
  • Presentation skills: from your participation in field trips, to presenting your ideas at seminars and tutorial groups, responding to questions and framing questions.
  • Analytical skills: developed through your engagement with a range of materials including scientific evidence, government reports, and academic literature and media sources.
  • Research skills: interpreting and locating sources from books to field environments around the UK and further afield, and using appropriate methodologies whether it is interviewing, data analytics or measuring biodiversity.
  • Time management skills: organising your studies, working under pressing and fulfilling work-related commitments as part of your masters course.
  • Team working: developed during field trips and collaborative projects
  • Worldly experience: as a student of global health, you will gain extensive experience of different cultures and environments.

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