This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to protect and promote population health in a globalising world. It is the world’s first Masters level course on global health policy by distance learning.
The course is aimed at students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health. It will be of value especially to those who may be seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organisations, health-related research institutions, non-governmental organisations and private consultancies.
By the end of this course, you will be expected to:
- have established a solid foundation in various theories and practices concerned with global health policy
- understand the emerging institutional structures and governance mechanisms to address global health issues
- gain a good appreciation of relevant health policy research methods, such as comparative analysis and cross country learning
- be able to apply these analytical and methodological skills to address the multifaceted challenges posed by global health issues.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is Britain's national school of public health and a leading postgraduate institution in Europe for public health, global health and tropical medicine. LSHTM won the Gates Award for Global Health in 2009, and received $1 million in prize money. The winners are chosen by a jury of international health leaders from more than 100 nominations from around the world, and the award is administered by the Global Health Council. LSHTM is both the first academic institution to win the award and the first British winner.
The course is delivered predominantly through provision of interactive CD-ROM materials with supplementary online texts and exercises. Tutorial support is available via the online Virtual Learning Environment through which your fellow students may also be contacted. You also have access to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s online library resources.
If you have any questions, please contact our Student Advice Centre.
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.