Taught course

International Health

University of Leeds · Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a health-related discipline or equivalent qualification. If your degree is in a non-health related discipline but you’re keen to study this programme, you should apply and we will consider your application. Alternatively, a diploma in a health-related discipline together with at least three years’ relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is an ideal introduction to international health for students with limited experience in the sector. It has a strong emphasis on research methods training - an essential grounding if you intend to work in international health policy, systems or programmes, or to study at PhD level.

The International Health MSc equips you with the skills to help achieve international development goals and reduce the burden of diseases borne by people in low- and middle-income countries. You’ll develop your understanding of international health issues, systems and programmes and policies. You’ll learn to analyse factors that cause inequalities in health status and resources and access to health information and services.

You will be able to work with, and research, diverse populations, geo-political environments and health systems.

You’ll also benefit from the international learning environment with fellow-professionals from a range of countries and areas of expertise.

On this programme you have the opportunity to take part in a one-week study visit to Geneva, attending workshops and meetings with World Health Organization staff and visits to other organisations, such as the United Nations, Red Cross, World Vision, Médecins Sans Frontières, International Hospital Federation and the World Council of Churches.

The International Health MSc is designed for those interested in pursuing a research career with a focus on international health policy, systems or programmes. It is also appropriate for those who intend to work within international health policy, systems or programmes.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

For details on funding please visit the webpage.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)113 343 0806