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Global Health (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Discover the issues driving the world's population health and wellbeing on our MSc Global Health degree. Learn to tackle the risks posed by global issues such as infectious disease, rising obesity and climate change.

You'll cover socio-behavioural, demographic, spatial, economic, political, environmental and healthcare perspectives.

We have three Wellcome Studentships available for this programme for September 2022.  Two of these studentships are reserved for applicants from low- and middle income countries and the third is for a UK student.  For full details please visit the Wellcome Scholarship page.

Explore the global risks of disease and changing population structures. Understand the trends behind inequality, globalisation, migration and urbanisation.

You’ll learn:

  • the concepts and dimensions of global health
  • the issues underpinning health outcomes and inequalities between countries and population sub-groups
  • how to analyse and solve complex global health problems
  • how to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to problem-solving

You’ll also develop:

  • quantitative skills in global health research
  • key transferable skills, including independent research, report writing, data analysis, and teamwork
  • ways to develop your professional career in global health and related fields

The modules you study may be taught by academics from specialisms including social sciences, medicine, the environment, and life sciences.

Students on this master's degree come from a range of backgrounds, in the UK and overseas. This makes for a diverse learning environment where you can connect with peers from all over the world.

This degree is available to take as an intercalation degree for undergraduate medical students. Intercalation means that you'll take a year out of your undergraduate medicine degree to gain this extra award.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Kristine Nilsen. Her research interests include maternal and child health, inequities in health, and mapping and modelling of spatial inequalities. Visit Dr Nilsen's profile page to learn more about her work.


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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