The M.Sc. Global Health aims to prepare graduates to contribute on a broader scale to the design, implementation, and management of health programmes, health systems development and health policy. The course augments traditional approaches to public and international health by bringing together perspectives and insights from a range of health and social sciences in understanding and resolving the challenges of global health. These problems may arise, for example, in relief and development programmes in developing countries; in conflict and post-conflict situations; with refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants; with tourists and business travellers. All countries give rise to inequities in health, wealth, education and human rights, and the interconnectedness of these issues will be a major theme running throughout the course.
The course also lays emphasis on 'local' experiences that resonate globally in the case of Ireland. These include the influence of poverty and rapid social change on health and identity in Ireland; migration and refugee welfare, the consequences of ethnic conflict, the peace process and the challenges of reconciliation for creating inclusive health services. The strongest emphasis within the course is on health in developing countries and the impact of globalisation. We develop a strong emphasis on the influence of socio-cultural, economic and health policy issues.
The programme aims to provide graduates with a greater appreciation of the global interconnectedness of health problems and the range and depth of research methodology that can be used to work through these challenges. The M.Sc. Global Health course is particularly designed for practitioners, policy makers, health system planners, programme managers, analysts and health researchers, who wish to understand the broader and interconnecting causes of many health problems from a global perspective as well as those who aspire to build a career in the global health arena.
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Programme StructureCourses include
- Determinants of Health
- Health Economics and Financing
- Health Policy and Systems
- Principles of Social Research
- Introduction to critical reading for statistics in Global Health
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPublic Health Health Sciences View 120 other Masters in Health Sciences in Ireland
- Two academic references (or where appropriate clinical referees)
- Academic transcript(s) which must be certified by the issuing body
- Certified copy of degree certificate(s)
- A recognised certificate of English Language Competency
- Any other qualifications that may be required
International20682 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20682 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10656 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10656 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part time fee
- National -€ 7002
- International -€13590
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