At a Glance
- Covers public health challenges facing society today
- Provides a broad-ranging preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health
- You will receive research training in public health sciences
- You can develop specialisms through the global public health research project
About this course
There are a number of public health challenges facing our society and all societies today, including:
- increasing inequalities
- climate change
- displacement of populations
The Global Public Health programme from Newcastle University addresses these issues and others, and encourages you to consider the roles of and interactions between governments, international organisations, and multinational corporations in addressing these challenges.
The United Nations and the World Health Organization have identified ways to improve health for all, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To work towards such public health targets as universal health coverage and universal access to care, it is necessary to have an understanding of complex health interventions in their social, political, and economic contexts.
The MSc in Global Public Health is based in the Institute of Health & Society in Newcastle University’s medical school, the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The Institute, headed by Prof Allyson Pollock, is one of the UK’s leading public health departments, its diverse staff tackling global and public health issues from a large range of disciplines and perspectives.
This global health masters course grows out of the Institute’s determination to undertake research and teaching to:
- reduce health inequalities
- address social injustice
- improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally
Our global health masters postgraduate students can go on to work in:
- international organisations
- the voluntary sector
- healthcare and service delivery
- the private sector where there is involvement with providing healthcare and public services
- Fundamentals of Research
- Advanced Social Determinants of Health
- Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems
- Public Policy, Health and Health Inequalities
- Introduction to Systematic Reviewing and Critical Appraisal
- Global Health
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There is no application closing date for this course, but we recommend that you apply by the start of September.
DisciplinesPublic Health View 771 other Masters in Public Health in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline. You can also apply if you have successfully completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent.
- If you have a different background you will be considered on an individual basis. If you have non-standard qualifications then you will be invited to an interview.
International22800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part time (2 year course): £4,200
- Part time (3 year course): £2,800
- Full time: £5,600
- Part time: £2,800
- Full time: £15,200
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