QMU-Postgraduate Prospectus QMU PG Mini Prospectus 2019 sp - Page 61

than 500 master’s and doctoral alumni from sub-Saharan Africa, South and East Asia, the Middle-East, Europe and the Americas for work in the health, development and humanitarian sectors. A setting for world-leading research The Institute hosts world-leading research in the areas of health systems, particularly in fragile and low-income settings, and the psychosocial wellbeing, protection and integration of migrant, refugee and other vulnerable populations. In the former area our team is heavily engaged with the UK Department for International Development-funded ReBUILD consortium. ReBUILD’s work is focused in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Cambodia. Other recent and ongoing health systems work has been funded by the WHO, MRC, ESRC and the NIH, addressing issues ranging from human resources for health in Africa, to analysis of systems resilience in the Middle-East and strategies supporting victims of stroke in Asia. In the last area our work is typically with inter-governmental, governmental and non-governmental partners (such as UNICEF and World Vision). Recent projects include humanitarian situations (for example, in Nepal, in Malawi post-floods, in Iraq) and contexts of refugee resettlement (including the current settlement of Syrian refugees in Scotland). A teaching approach emphasising active, applied learning The diverse background of our students and small class size enables learning to be interactive, with lectures and online learning material supplemented with in-class group work and discussion. Assignments are diverse, and geared towards practice applications and facilitating extension of participants’ interests and development needs. The active engagement of teaching staff in applied research provides many opportunities to illustrate issues with contemporary field examples. Careers Entry requirements Our courses lead to careers in a variety of settings. Many of our graduates are looking to progress into higher level technical or management positons and others are looking for a complete change of career. We counsel students that the first job after study is not always the ‘perfect’ one, but that it can be an important step in gaining experience. At IGHD we circulate a range of job opportunities in our partner organisations and are often able to suggest candidates for vacancies that our partners are looking to fill. After this, they do very well obtaining employment in the health or social sectors in ministries of health, national or local NGOs and international organisations. Salaries are difficult to estimate as our graduates are working in countries as diverse as Sudan, France, Sri Lanka and USA. Postings to humanitarian organisations such as Medicine Sans Frontieres or the Red Cross/Crescent may require a substantial salary sacrifice. However, graduates are often interested in these due to job satisfaction, their personal ethics and values, or for work experience. Jobs in this sector can range from £20,000 to £80,000+ depending on settings and experience. MSc Global Health MSc Social Development and Health MSc Sexual Reproductive Health PgCert Applied Social Development PgCert Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Scholarships International applicants may apply for a competitive Commonwealth Scholarship. For more information on scholarships, see pages 82-83 and visit www.qmu. ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/ scholarships-for-new-students/ With a typical cohort size of around 25 students, our courses provide a learning environment focusing on active learning and interchange of ideas and views between participants and educators. 59 A UK honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (arts, humanities, health or social sciences). Students without an honours degree may be considered if they have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience. International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5. Full course information can be accessed on our website at www.qmu.ac. uk/study-here/course-a- z/?tab=postgraduate