Public Health Global Health, M.Sc. | University of Southampton | Southampton, United Kingdom
12 months
22136 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This Public Health Global Health MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is ideal preparation for a career as a global public health analyst. You'll develop both academic and vocational skills in to make a difference, exploring the relationships between global public health, climate change, urbanisation and armed conflict.


Course Details

This Public Health Global Health MSc course offered by the University of Southampton focuses on work-related learning; you’ll work in multi-disciplinary teams and practise real-world tasks. Graduates of this course have gone on to work for the government and public bodies both in the UK and abroad, including:

  • Public Health England
  • local government
  • ministries of health
  • universities
  • national and international non-government organisations

You’ll learn to develop and evaluate public health programmes and conduct epidemiological studies. The specialist areas you’ll be able to explore include:

  • critical issues in global public health
  • analysing trends and differentials in global health
  • communicable disease control
  • health economics in public health

Through your dissertation, you can personalise this course to your interests. In previous years students have analysed problems using national data sets such as the Demographic Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys.

Public health is an interdisciplinary profession, and this is reflected in your learning. Your lecturers are academics who are actively involved in research or are working in the sector. They’re experts from across the University, in Public Health, Demography and Social Science.

Career Opportunities

This master’s in global public health is very applied. Learning reflects real-world multi-disciplinary teams and we assess you through practical tasks. This will prepare you well for a career where you can influence local, national and international policy making.

Graduates go on to work as global health analysts and practitioners in a number of different public health settings, including:

  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • local and national government departments
  • health and social care
  • market research

Previous graduates have gone on to work for the Medical Research Council, Health Education England, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Portsmouth City Council and charities such as Action against Hunger.

Possible job roles include:

  • public health policy analyst
  • epidemiologist
  • programme manager
  • field consultant
  • health educator

Some graduates go on to take a PhD and some are working for themselves as independent consultants or educators.

You’ll also gain transferable skills that will improve your employability in whichever career you choose, including: 

  • how to conduct research projects
  • collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills
  • effective communication using a range of methods

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Issues in Global Health: Concepts and Case Studies
  • Development and Implementation of Public Health Policies and Strategies
  • Dissertation by Research/Professional Project
  • Enabling Change for Health Improvement
  • Epidemiology: Concepts, Analysis and Application
  • Statistics and SPSS
  • Methods and Analysis of Global Health Trends and Differentials
  • Qualitative Methods for Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For this master's in global public health, you’ll need at least a 2:2 degree in a health sciences, biomedical or medical subject.

Tuition Fee

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    22136 GBP/year
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    9250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
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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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