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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.

Postgraduate degrees

The following postgraduate taught masters degrees are available for 2022 entry, find out more and apply here:

These 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) or 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

Undergraduate degrees

We are developing new undergraduate degrees for September 2023 entry. Find out more here:

  • BSc Health Studies

    BSc Health Studies at Royal Holloway, is a new degree with 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.

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