Explore the global risks of disease and changing population structures. Understand the trends behind inequality, globalisation, migration and urbanisation.
At the Global Health MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll learn:
- the concepts and dimensions of global health
- the issues underpinning health outcomes and inequalities between countries and population sub-groups
- how to analyse and solve complex global health problems
- how to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to problem-solving
You’ll also develop:
- quantitative skills in global health research
- key transferable skills, including independent research, report writing, data analysis, and teamwork
- ways to develop your professional career in global health and related fields
The modules you study may be taught by academics from specialisms including social sciences, medicine, the environment, and life sciences.
Students on this master's degree come from a range of backgrounds, in the UK and overseas. This makes for a diverse learning environment where you can connect with peers from all over the world.
This degree is available to take as an intercalation degree for undergraduate medical students. Intercalation means that you'll take a year out of your undergraduate medicine degree to gain this extra award.
In the context of growing globalisation, migration and rapid social change, a global approach to health has never been more important. Global threats come in many forms, such as the emergence of new infectious diseases, the rising incidence of obesity and the risks posed by climate change. In an increasingly interdependent world these complex problems require solutions that transcend geographic boundaries and draw on international and multidisciplinary collaboration to develop innovative responses. The MSc offers the opportunity to explore these and many other issues of relevance and develop the skills to analyse and contribute to effective solutions.
A key feature of the MSc is the breadth of optional modules from demography, medicine, economics, geography, gerontology and statistics, which allows students to tailor their programme to individual needs and interests.
The aims of the MSc programme in Global Health are to enable you to :
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of current and emerging transnational issues in population health in the context of rapid globalisation and social change
- Apply an interdisciplinary approach when examining the complex underlying determinants of current global health challenges
- Develop the necessary critical thinking and methodological skills (including quantitative methods) to enable you to analyse global health problems, and identify and evaluate potential responses
- Develop skills to effectively communicate complex global health concepts and issues to a range of audiences
- Explore options for a professional career in global health and international development
- Critical Issues in Global Health: Concepts and Case Studies
- Quantitative Methods
- Epidemiology: Concepts, Analysis and Application
- Demographic Methods
- Research Communication Skills
- Core Skills for GIS
- Health Services Organisation and Evaluation
- Public Health Ethics and Law
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPublic Health Health Sciences Public Policy View 1116 other Masters in Public Health in United Kingdom
- You’ll need a 2:1 degree.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £21,000.
Living costs for Southampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.