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Global Health MSc, PgDip, PgCert    Back

University of Sussex Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom Duration: see details Fees/total cost: EUR 3,440.97 (GBP 2,550.00) - EUR 19,552.81 (GBP 14,490.00)

Description

Key areas of study

  • Determinants of health and ill-health
  • Global Burden of Disease and Injury
  • Global Health Management
  • Access to Medicines
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
  • Health, Poverty and Development
  • Global Health Policy and Practice
  • Global Occupational Health
  • Antibiotic Resistance

Course overview

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.

Economies, environments, societies and cultures are increasingly heterogeneous, but also interconnected and interdependent. Thus, 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.

Interdisciplinary Learning

The BSMS MSc in Global Health gathers students from a wide range of backgrounds.

In addition, the course brings together experts from disciplines within and beyond the health sciences to deliver a vibrant programme that will appeal widely, covering topics such as poverty, development, inequalities and health; cultural understandings of health and healing; emerging infectious diseases; the global burden of disease; global occupational health; climate change; access to medicines; global health ethics; and the relationship between disease, globalisation and global governance.

Dissertation (Research Project)

Our MSc in Global Health has a strong research component. After a compulsory Research Methods module, the dissertation or Research Project allows students to develop an area of expertise through in-depth focus on a topic of their particular interest. Students can gain first-hand research experience with one of our overseas partner institutions.

With the support of a research supervisor, students are expected to learn and work independently, access and critique information from a variety of sources, and competently design and report a research project. Students will be also required to obtain the necessary ethics approvals when needed.

Course Structure

PGCert

  • Global Health Principles (GHP)

plus two of the following modules:

  • Global Disease Burden
  • Research Methods & Critical Appraisal
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Access to Medicines

PGDip

  • Global Health Principles (GHP)
  • Global Disease Burden (GDB)
  • Research Methods & Critical Appraisal

plus two of the following modules:

  • Global Politics of Disease
  • Cultural Understandings of Health and healing*
  • Health and Development
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Access to Medicines
  • Sexuality and Development: Intimacies, Health and Rights in Global Perspective

(* Due to research commitments this module will not be available in 2016 - 2017)

MSc

As PGDip

plus

  • Dissertation (Research Project)

Full time - PgDip

Start date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Brighton, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 6,881.94 (GBP 5,100.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 13,035.20 (GBP 9,660.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2017/18: UK £5,100 International £9,6600
Tuition fees

Part time - PgDip

Start date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Brighton, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 6,881.94 (GBP 5,100.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 13,035.20 (GBP 9,660.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2017/18: UK £5,100 International £9,6600
Tuition fees

Part time - PgCert

Start date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Brighton, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 3,440.97 (GBP 2,550.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2017/18: UK £2,550 International £4,830
Tuition fees

Masters - Full time

Start date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Brighton, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 10,322.91 (GBP 7,650.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 19,552.81 (GBP 14,490.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2017/18: UK/EU/Islands £7,650/ International £14,900
Tuition fees

Masters - Part time

Start date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Brighton, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 10,322.91 (GBP 7,650.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 19,552.81 (GBP 14,490.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2017/18: UK/EU/Islands £7,650/ International £14,490
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Dr Mei Trueba
Course Leader
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
m.trueba@bsms.ac.uk
University accredited:
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