Taught course

Global Health

University of Southampton · Social Statistics / Population Sciences and Demography

Entry requirements

An upper second class (2.1) honours degree or higher or equivalent from a recognised University or higher education institution in any of the following subject areas:

  • Social Sciences
  • Behavioural Sciences (Psychology)
  • Geography
  • Population Sciences
  • Demography
  • Medicine
  • Basic/Applied Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Statistics/Mathematical Sciences
  • Law
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Web Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences

Months of entry


Course content

In the context of growing globalisation, migration and rapid social change, a global approach to health has never been more important. Global threats come in many forms, such as the emergence of new infectious diseases, the rising incidence of obesity and the risks posed by climate change. In an increasingly interdependent world these complex problems require solutions that transcend geographic boundaries and draw on international and multidisciplinary collaboration to develop innovative responses. The MSc offers the opportunity to explore these and many other issues of relevance and develop the skills to analyse and contribute to effective solutions.

A key feature of the MSc is the breadth of optional modules from demography, medicine, economics, geography, gerontology and statistics, which allows students to tailor their programme to individual needs and interests.

Information for international students

Competency in English language is essential for this masters in global health. You should have an IELTS or equivalent score of at least 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in each component. Students who do not have a degree from a British University, or who are from a country that is not on the list of those exempt from testing, will be required to present evidence of IELTS score or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 7342