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.
The programme is run by the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, based in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences.
Core (compulsory) modules provide students who do not have extensive prior experience with a detailed introduction to the key issues and challenges within international health policy, systems and programmes. You’ll become familiar with the current debates around health, poverty and development
The optional modules allow you to develop your knowledge and skills in specific areas of interest. You can view the full range of optional modules in our programme catalogue which you can access via our website.
A strong emphasis on developing research skills prepares students for future careers in international health and provides a strong grounding for those who intend to pursue further postgraduate studies.
A distinctive feature of this programme is the research project, which allows you to gain first-hand experience of research into health systems and programmes, usually in an overseas context.
Graduates of this programme have gone into a range of careers, including working for major international NGOs, working in national-level research organisations, and undertaking further postgraduate research.
The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development has taught international health and development programmes at Leeds for almost 30 years and so has a large alumni network of health professionals in senior positions around the world.
The European MSc International Health is a prestigious one-year full-time degree taught in English and is jointly provided by nine participating tropEd institutions across Europe, Mexico and Thailand. Students experience the diverse expertise and teaching and learning approaches to international health that each participating institution has to offer.
The programme has five tracks that specialise in different aspects of international health; the Institute of International Health and Development is responsible for delivering Track 3 focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health, along with the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam.
Track 1 - Tropical Medicine and Disease Control (taught at the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin and Bordeaux School of Public Health, University of Bordeaux)
Track 2 - Health Systems, Policy and Management (taught at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam)
Track 3 - Sexual and Reproductive Health (taught at the Institute of Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam)
Track 4 - Child Health (taught at the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin and the University College, London)
Track 5 - Health Research Methods (Taught at the University College, London and University of Bergen)
The European MSc is open to all students with an interest in international health and who fulfill the entry requirements.
Highly qualified students who wish to apply for this programme are encouraged to apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships - substantial Erasmus Mundus scholarships towards fees and living costs are available for eligible applicants.
For further information on the entry requirements, application procedure and scholarship criteria, please visit the Erasmus Mundus website
As founder members of the tropEd network, we have worked together, since the mid 1990s, with prestigious European institutions for higher education in international health to provide high quality postgraduate opportunities. IGHD is a ‘home institute’ for students interested in following the tropEd MSc International Health and offers short courses to tropEd students from other higher education institutions who are members of this network.
Taught by internationally renowned public health experts and epidemiologists, the Masters in Public Health (International Health) provides students with the theoretical knowledge of public health, the skills required for public health practice, including the skills to manage, initiate, implement and assess changes, and vital transferable research skills including quantitative and qualitative methods.
Aligned with our Masters of Public Health, this is a specific pathway to meet the needs of students wishing to study public health with an emphasis on international health issues.
With over 20 years’ experience of public health education we offer:
We are very competitively priced compared to similar courses in the field of Public Health, and the University of Nottingham offers a range of scholarships for International and EU students.
Through our comprehensive set of core modules you will gain skills that are transferable to public health practice in all contexts, and particularly in international settings. This includes skills in epidemiology, statistics, health economics, critical appraisal, health protection, sociology, health promotion, and applied public health techniques such as health needs assessment and evaluation of public health interventions.
Optional modules will offer the opportunity to gain more in depth skills in subjects of particular interest to you, including qualitative research methods and health data management.
The final dissertation will provide the opportunity to carry out an extended piece of research to address a real public health problem, integrating the skills gained throughout the course and well-supported by experienced researchers.
We run an internship scheme which offers students the opportunity to apply their new skills in a professional public health setting.
You will gain skills that are highly valued by a range of employers, including national health services, governmental and non-governmental organisations, academic institutions and industry.
The course provides a variety of opportunities for internships for some students to gain valuable work experience in public health, and many of our students go on to further postgraduate study and research.
Our former student have gone on to work in a range of career roles including Public Health Consultants and Specialist Registrars, Public Health and Senior Public Health Managers, Research scientists and lecturers, Health Ministries, and Public Health Analysts, NGOs.
The course is modular and can be studied over one year full-time or two years part-time.
The course has three main components:
Teaching is delivered at Nottingham City Hospital’s Clinical Sciences Building, which has free transport to the University’s main campus and a Local Park and Ride car park, as well as excellent public transport links to Nottingham City centre.
The Masters in Public Health with International Health is aimed at students looking to focus on international health. It is ideal for those who work, or would like to work, in public health and related fields, particularly in international settings.
The Masters in Public Health (International Health) is ideal for individuals
We welcome applications from both clinical and non-clinical applicants.
In a recent survey of students on the Masters in Public Health (International Health) as well as the Masters in Public Health and MSc Applied Epidemiology, 100 % of respondents praised the enthusiasm of the lecturers, whilst 96% said the course was well-organised and that students were actively encouraged to take part in class discussion.
Watch our student videos (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chs/divisions/eph/study/videos/index.aspx) to find out more about what our current students think of the course.
You’ll gain an understanding of markets, pricing and customers needed for new product development in the health technology industry.
If you’re already working or aspire to work in the field of health technology assessment, this course will give you the training you need to progress your career or gain a post as a health technology evaluator or commissioner.
This course is taught entirely online. You’ll study part-time over two to four years. You do not need a UK study visa to take this online course.
We can help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to understand and improve health services: analytical skills, critical thinking and in-depth knowledge of your discipline. We offer postgraduate courses for health and social care professionals, managers and anyone planning a career in health services research.
Our graduates work in public health, the private sector, health services management, and health and social care, all over the world. They also go on to further public health training or academic research.
As one of the largest multi-disciplinary schools of public health and health services research in the UK, ScHARR is a rich academic community. You will be taught by world-leading experts in health economics, public health sciences, the sociology of health, health psychology, decision analysis, management sciences, epidemiology, medical statistics and information science. They include members of The Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Public Health. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us fourth in the UK for research power.
Our staff and students come from all over the world and offer international perspectives to all our courses.
We offer both traditional campus-based and online courses. Our high quality online courses are taught by the same expert academic staff who teach our courses in Sheffield and offer an alternative to coming to the UK. Guided by our staff, you can study at a pace that suits your personal circumstances. This can be an effective route for those who need to continue to work while they study. Postgraduate certificates and diplomas are also available.
You can also study individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). See the ScHARR web pages for details of available modules. For LBR and CPD information, visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hsccpd
You’ll have access to library and computing facilities. We provide specialist information and library services in our information resources section.
The course is taught entirely online, and you study at your computer in your own time.
The course is a mixture of online learning and independent study. We use customised online rooms within our Virtual Learning Environment to deliver course materials in an accessible and engaging format, including live online webinars allowing interaction with course tutors and other students.
Assessment is by coursework and project work.
The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is the first and only medical school in the world to incorporate global health components into all four years of the core M.D. curriculum. We offer an M.D. program that prepares you for a career going far beyond the hospital or private clinic. Gain the training necessary to practice medicine while meeting the challenges of global health — and make a real impact. With classes entirely in English, the M.D. program is taught by experienced physicians with personal involvement in global health. Together we are dedicated to preparing a new generation of doctors who have a comprehensive view of health around the world — whether they practice medicine locally or internationally.
Exciting Path to Residency
With three years of study and training in Israel, fourth-year electives in North America and an eight-week global health clerkship at one of our sites around the world, our M.D. program is designed to provide an exciting path to residency in the United States, Canada and beyond. Match rates for MSIH graduates parallel match rates of top medical programs in the U.S., with more than 90% of students matching with one of their top residency choices over the past decade.
How Will my M.D. Focus on Global Health?
Our program takes an integrated approach to global health and cross-cultural medicine. The curriculum provides a comprehensive education in medical sciences and clinical training, with focused global health coursework, concepts, issues, and practices throughout. As a student at MSIH, you’ll participate in an array of global health and medicine components, including: • Specific global health modules such as Tropical Diseases, Birth as a Human Rights Issue, Nutrition, Aging, Anatomy of Urban Health for the Poor and Underserved, HIV/AIDS, International Health Promotion, Migration and Health, Tuberculosis, Cardiovascular Disease in Developing Countries and other relevant topics
• Clinical clerkships providing exposure to diverse patients from southern Israel’s Bedouin and Ethiopian communities, as well as immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East
• Eight weeks in a global health rotation in diverse locations around the world, such as India, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Peru, Mexico and Ethiopia
• A year-long course in clinical and global medicine that covers history, critical concepts, and practices and emerging issues in the field
• Courses in epidemiology and anthropology that emphasize demographic and cultural issues
• A course in biostatistics that develops the skills to write a high-quality research paper on topics relevant to global health issues
• An interactive workshop that offers cross-cultural clinical communications skills and simulations
Our MSc International Health Management is a unique one year programme which provides the essential skills to springboard you into a management career in the global healthcare sector.
The programme combines business-focused teaching with cutting-edge research and gives you the chance to learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research. The programme is specifically designed to give you an overview of the UK health system and its application in a global context.
During the programme you will study a selection of taught modules, providing you with a solid knowledge base in each subject area. Initially the focus is on the principles of management, moving increasingly towards a focus on healthcare. Core modules include:
• Contemporary Topics in Health Policy
• Health Economics
• Health Informatics
• Health Systems, Policy and Financing
• Management Challenges of Healthcare Organisations
• Managing Change and Innovation in Healthcare
• Organisational Behaviour
• Global Business Strategy for Healthcare Professionals
In the final part of the programme you will consolidate and apply your understanding of the material learnt so far, choosing specific aspects to pursue in greater depth. You will study Entrepreneurship and use this as a basis for the Business Plan Competition, where you will develop a new healthcare business opportunity into a fully‑fledged proposal to pitch to investors.
The Healthcare Sector Project is an exciting module where you will manage a complex and challenging consulting project in the healthcare sector, enhancing your managerial potential by applying knowledge and skills gained across the whole programme.
The final piece of assessment, the Healthcare Report, comprises a 5,000 word report on a relevant healthcare topic of your choice.
In the MSc International Health Policy programme, you analyse current and emerging health care problems and the range of health policies being developed to meet them internationally.
You will examine important health policy issues through the application of basic health policy and economic principles. The programme offers an international perspective, with international faculty in many courses. You will also benefit from contact with research staff in LSE Health and Social Care, including specialists in health economics, public health, social care, European health care reform and behavioural public policy.
You may be able to undertake an internship with a major international or governmental organisation, company or academic institution as part of your overall student assessment.
This programme will prepare you for a career in a range of fields, including in health administration, health management, government departments or agencies, consultancies, international organisations and the commercial health sector; as well as for a career in research or for further study.
Professional destinations after completing the degree include consultancies, pharmaceutical companies, health services, international organisations, government departments and agencies and NGOs, as well as employment in research or further study for a PhD.
This is a stream of the MSc International Health Policy programme. In both streams, you will examine important health policy issues through the application of basic health policy and economic principles.
You will also analyse current and emerging health care problems and the range of health policies being developed to meet them internationally. The Health Economics stream will allow you to further concentrate on health economics analysis.
The programme offers an international perspective, with international faculty in many courses. You will also benefit from contact with research staff in LSE Health and Social Care, including specialists in health economics, public health, social care, European health care reform and behavioural public policy.
You may be able to undertake an internship with a major international or governmental organisation, company or academic institution as part of your overall student assessment.
This programme will prepare you for a career in a range of fields, including in health administration, health management, government departments or agencies, consultancies, international organisations or the commercial health sector; as well as for a career in research or for further study.
Professional destinations after completing the degree include consultancies, pharmaceutical companies, health services, international organisations, government departments and agencies and NGOs as well as employment in research or further study for a PhD.
Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Public Health and Health Promotion at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).
The Public Health and Health Promotion course aims to:
• enable students to gain theoretical knowledge in relation to public health and health promotion, research and practice insight
• completion to MSc level further enables the student to complete a primary research study of relevance to public health and health promotion
The Public Health and Health Promotion course is mapped to the National Occupational Standards, Public Health Career Framework and contributes to attainment of practitioner and/ or specialist public health status (UKPHR).
Teaching and Employability:
- students will be able to critically evaluate theoretical and philosophical perspectives underpinning public health and health promotion
- develop students’ research knowledge and skills in research methods, utilising evidence and disseminating research findings to inform public health and health promotion practice
- a unique advantage of the programme is its application to practice and the inclusion of practice observation
The Public Health and Health Promotion course focuses on public health and health promotion and is both research-led and practice driven.
The Public Health and Health Promotion course develops students’ skills to provide students with relevant health information and the skills necessary to achieve change and to influence health policy at all levels.
The Public Health and Health Promotion programme covers historical background, current developments and future direction potentials of relevance in health and innovation in public health and health promotion practice.
A particular strength of the Public Health and Health Promotion course is the short observation placement module, enabling students to experience an area of practice interest as part of their development.
Students on the Public Health and Health Promotion course also undertake a primary research study as a requirement for completion to MSc qualification.
Modules on the Public Health and Health Promotion course typically include:
Developing Programmes and Evaluation
Foundations in Health Promotion
Foundations in Research
Public Health Practice
Public Health Evidence and Epidemiology
Management and Leadership for Public Health Practice
Public Health Ethics
Full-time Public Health and Health Promotion students will study two days a week (Wednesdays and Fridays) from October to April and dissertations submitted in September of the same year. Part-time Public Health and Health Promotion students will study one day a week (Wednesdays in the first year, Fridays in the second year) over two years, and dissertations are submitted in September of the third year. All modules are core and therefore required to be successfully passed, there are no optional modules available in the Public Health and Health Promotion programme.
Public Health and Health Promotion staff members delivering these different modules and significant contributors and are considered expert in their fields. They include:
Senior Lecturer Rachel Hopkins
Professor Jane Thomas
Dr Gill Spedding
Professor Deb Fitzsimmons
Senior Lecturer Tony Duffy
Dr Pete King
Lecturer Ruth Hopkins
Dr Stephanie Best
Dr Alison Hann
Professor Joy Merrell
The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience.
In addition, students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences.