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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

The course brings together experts from the health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, development studies, anthropology, economics and political sciences, among others, in order to deliver a stimulating and vibrant programme. We combine traditional didactic teaching with dynamic and interactive methods, using case studies alongside evidence and insights from the various disciplines to facilitate students’ critical understanding of current global health issues, their complex determinants and their potential solutions.

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for anyone interested in global health who would like to take an inter, multi and cross disciplinary approach to health and ill health. It develops students’ understanding of the complex determinants of health in a globalised world, global health challenges and their potential solutions in order to help them contribute to the improvement of health equity and social justice worldwide.

Key areas of study • Determinants of health and ill-health in a globalised world • Global burden and management of disease and injury • Access to medicines • Neglected tropical diseases • Health, poverty and development • Global mental health • Emerging infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance • Sexuality, fertility and reproductive rights • Conflict and violence • Research practice in global contexts

What are the benefits?

Graduates will have the skills to work as global health practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers within national and international health and development agencies. They will have a sound understanding of the complex global health problems, their potential management strategies at different levels and the research approaches used to foster change. Previous graduates have gone into a range of careers, including working for international non-governmental organisations, Public Health England or pursuing fully funded PhDs.


Dissertation (Research Project) - Core
Research Practice in Global Contexts - Core
Global Health Principles - Core
Global Burden and Management of Disease - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in any global health-related subject (eg, development studies, anthropology, nursing, political sciences, geography, psychology, biomedical sciences, etc) or the successful completion of at least three years’ basic medical science at a UK medical school (having gained at least 360 credits). Relevant global health experience is desirable but not essential.