Global Health

University of Geneva

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
926 EUR/year
926 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Health programme of University of Geneva is a two year full time programme which aims to study contemporary health issues from interdisciplinary and international perspectives.


The Global Health programme of University of Geneva provides students the toolbox to understand and analyse health issues whose determinants are interlinked and whose complexity transcends borders and sectors of activity. The MScGH seeks to combine the most relevant approaches on global health drawing on the perspectives of all relevant academic disciplines and global health actors based in Geneva.

The MScGH is specifically designed to take advantage of the rich international environment of Geneva. To this end, the programme is run by the Global Studies Institute (GSI). The programme provides an opportunity to study where many health issues are discussed at the global level and to accomplish practical training in different setting such as NGOs and international organizations. 

Career paths

The MScGH aims to prepare students to work in organizations such as international organizations (e.g. WHO, UNICEF, ICRC…), civil society such as non-governmental organization (e.g. MSF, Care, Oxfam…), public sector at national (e.g. Ministry of health of foreign affairs, development agency) or local level (e.g. public health authorities), public private partnerships and private sector (e.g. pharmaceutical industry).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Disciplinary and methodological foundations
  • Disciplinary courses
  • Methodological seminars  
  • Interdisciplinary integration of knowledge
  • Required interdisciplinary courses  
  • Applying knowledge and skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor or equivalent degree.
  • Admission based on application file. The MScGH welcomes application from students interested in global health with a background in any academic discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    926 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 463 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    926 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 463 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Global Health
University of Geneva


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