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Global Pharmacy MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course develops students’ understanding of how pharmacy can impact global health. Students are provided with a foundation in the complex determinants of health and the global burden and management of disease. The curriculum then focuses on the twin strands of pharmaceuticals and pharmacists, and their role in improving global health, with a particular emphasis on addressing health inequities. The course brings together experts from many disciplines to deliver a vibrant and stimulating programme. The Global Pharmacy course is suitable for anyone interested in taking a multidisciplinary approach to how pharmacy and global health are is course is particularly relevant for pharmacists, those working in the pharmaceutical industry and pharmaceutical policy makers, as well as others interested in how global health and pharmacy intersect.

This course equips students to apply their specialist knowledge and skills to make a unique contribution to improving global health through pharmacy. The course has a particular focus on overcoming health inequities: the avoidable differences in health globally. Graduates will have the skills to work as global pharmacy practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers, with international health and development agencies or in global health-related aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Students will also achieve PGCert, PGDip awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | University of Brighton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Pharmacy and Global Health
Global Health Principles
Global Burden and Management of Disease
Research Methods and Critical Appraisal
Access to Medicines
Dissertation (Research Project)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.