Taught course

Global Health

Institution
University of Brighton · Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in any Global Health-related subject (eg anthropology, development studies, sports, nursing, political sciences, psychology, pharmacy, etc) or the successful completion of at least three years’ basic medical science at a UK medical school (having gained at least 360 credits). Relevant experience is desirable but not essential.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The health and wellbeing of people differs widely across the globe. Life expectancy varies from 45 years in some countries to double that figure in others, and similar inequalities exist within countries.

Many complex factors and processes simultaneously operating from the local to the global spheres affect the health of individuals, populations and nations. As these factors change, so do the challenges and opportunities for improving health locally and globally. The global health programme at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research develops students’ understanding of the complex determinants of health and their potential solutions in order to help them contribute to the improvement of health and the achievement of health equity and social justice worldwide. With this purpose, this programme offers an inter-multi and cross-disciplinary approach to health and ill-health.

The course brings together experts from the health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, development studies, anthropology, business, economics and political sciences amongst others in order to deliver a stimulating and vibrant programme, covering topics such as poverty, inequality, cultural understandings of health and healing, emerging infectious diseases, global burden of diseases, climate change, health policy and governance, access to medicines, and the relationship between health inequality, globalisation and global governance.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
GlobalHealthTeaching@bsms.ac.uk