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MSc Global Health (Part Time Online, 2 years)

MSc Global Health (Part Time Online, 2 years)

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2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Primary Schools (General) Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Programme Outline

LSTM’s Global Health programmes seek to address priorities identified in several global health frameworks. These include:

  • addressing global health inequalities through workforce development;
  • leadership in health systems improvements;
  • facilitating universal health coverage;
  • promoting gender equity; and
  • creating meaningful partnerships for global health.

The programmes are underpinned by LSTM’s mission of decreasing the global disease burden through research, education and building capacity. The programmes also contribute towards building skills and competencies of organisations and individuals working in the global health sector.

Graduates will develop high-level transferable knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, enabling them to take a leadership role in providing technical support and addressing the social determinants of health. Graduates will be able to work with diverse populations and in a wide range of settings.

The programmes’ competency-based curriculum was developed following close consultation with employers and key stakeholders, a review of global health competencies from renowned global health agencies and informed by evidence from global health employers to ensure relevancy and graduate employability.

The MSc, PGDip and PGCert programmes cover a wide range of global health topics that provide graduates with key analytical, technical and practical skills for working in a diverse global world.

This course aims to:

  • Develop critical knowledge and skills for addressing the global burden of disease using various strategies including surveillance, research methodologies and strengthening of health systems
  • Develop critical knowledge and leadership skills for effective health systems management to address global health inequalities
  • Develop critical knowledge and skills for promoting and protecting population health from global threats
  • Develop critical knowledge and skills for collaborative working using professional values and human rights frameworks with diverse global cultures


There are many career opportunities within global health in high income countries such as the UK and low and middle-income countries throughout the world. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course. The careers cover a wide range of options including:

  • Environmental protection
  • Research
  • Education
  • Promotion of health and wellbeing
  • Management of health systems

Students can also exit with PGDip or PGCert Awards.


Global Health (20 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Leadership in Health Systems Management (20 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Academic requirements: The programmes are open to university graduates in health, or related disciplines. Graduates from other disciplines are encouraged to apply. Non-graduates with considerable work experience in the health sector and can provide evidence of continued academic development through appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Work experience: Graduates from recognised universities generally require at least a year of professional or voluntary experience in health or a related area. Candidates without this work experience are eligible, provided they can demonstrate an understanding and engagement with global health issues.