Global Health at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

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 in Global Health offers the opportunity to explore these and many other issues of relevance and develop the skills to analyse and contribute to effective solutions. The programme is a research-led, inter- and multi-disciplinary degree programme designed to provide comprehensive training on the principles, methods and research skills necessary to understand, interpret and solve critical global health challenges. A distinct feature of this MSc is the quantitative focus and the breadth of subject area covered in the core, compulsory and optional modules from demography, medicine, economics, geography, gerontology, statistics, health sciences, law and management. Intercalating medical students: The programme accepts medical students wishing to intercalate during their training.


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Assessment method

Assessment methods include reports, policy briefs, proposals, essays, data analysis and interpretation, presentations and a dissertation.

How to apply

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your English ability by meeting our Band C requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see our website.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in relevant subject areas - broader field of social, behavioural, health and medical sciences: Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences (Psychology), Geography, Population Sciences, Demography, Epidemiology, Basic/applied Sciences, Health Science, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Statistics, Mathematical Sciences, Law, Management, IT, Web Sciences, Engineering and Environmental Science

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Global Health at University of Southampton - UCAS