M.Sc. On Campus

International Health

University of Leeds

12 months
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This International Health course from University of Leeds is an ideal introduction to international health for students with limited work experience in the sector. With a strong emphasis on research methods training, we offer an essential grounding for those looking to work in international health policy, systems or programmes, or those looking to study at PhD level.


This International Health course from University of Leeds gives you the skills to help achieve international development goals and reduce the burden of diseases borne by people in low and middle-income countries.

Course highlights

  • Develop your understanding of international health issues, systems and programmes and policies.

  • Analyse factors that cause inequalities in health status, resources and access to health information and services.

  • Work with and research diverse populations, geo-political environments and health systems.

  • Benefit from an international learning environment, with fellow-professionals from a range of countries and areas of expertise.

At Leeds, you’ll also have the opportunity (dependent on travel restrictions) to take part in a study visit to Geneva, attending workshops and meetings with various health-related UN and other international organisations.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme have gone into a range of careers, including:

  • working for major international NGOs
  • working in national-level research organisations
  • undertaking further postgraduate research

The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development has taught international health and development courses at Leeds for over 40 years and so has a large alumni network of health professionals in senior positions around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Qualitative Health Research
  • Key Issues in International Health
  • Policy for Health and Development
  • Research Project in International Health
  • Programmatic Responses to Key Issues in International Health
  • Health Systems
  • Statistics for Health Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a health-related discipline or equivalent qualification. If your degree is in a non-health related discipline, your application will be considered but is less likely to be successful unless you have significant relevant experience.
  • Alternatively, a diploma in a health-related discipline together with at least three years’ relevant experience.
  • We will give preference to candidates with work or study experience in areas related to international health.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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