This course is for individuals working, or planning to work, in developing and transitional countries or applicants with experience in NGOs or other relevant experience. It will equip you to work effectively at a senior level to promote the health and social wellbeing of populations in low, middle income and transitional countries through the development of effective and responsive health systems. Participants are typically drawn from health ministries and the NGO sector.
Our MSc in Global Health allows you to adopt specialised pathways focusing on health systems, human resources for health or humanitarian emergencies/post-conflict recovery.
Global health is a multidisciplinary field of study that takes a global perspective on the state of people’s health, and enhances knowledge and implementation of effective intervention strategies through a systematic examination of health problems, their determinants, and their solutions around the world. It examines the drivers of global health policy and determinants of health in disadvantaged populations.
Teaching, learning and assessment
Teaching is comprised of a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises and projects. Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and examinations. For their dissertation projects, students can chose to collect desk-based studies or conduct primary data collection in collaboration with national or international organisations working in health and development
Teaching hours and attendance
Each module which you study on-campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part time. Modules usually require two sessions of three hours in class plus around 10-12 hours of work each week consisting of preparatory class work with colleagues and on web based learning platforms as well as independent study. Subsequent to class contact, 3 weeks are given to prepare the written assignment.
Global Health and Social Policy/ Researching Global Health and Development/ Global Public Health/ Either Social Development Policy and Practice or Health Systems/: Either Qualitative Research Methods Or Research Design and Proposal Writing (distance) You will also study three 15 credit elective modules.
If studying for an MSc, you will also complete a dissertation (60 credits).
Additional elective modules available. Please contact [email protected]
As a graduate you will be well-equipped to work as an international health practitioner or as a senior health manager or policy maker in a developing country or one in economic transition. Graduates have attained such positions as: health programme manager; humanitarian co-ordinator; civil society programme manager; research and advocacy officer; donor agency health advisor and a variety of advanced positions within home ministries and educational institutions.
Global health is a multidisciplinary field of study that takes an international perspective on the state of people's health in low and middle income countries and transitional economies.
Focus is on the social determinants of health and strategies for addressing poor health outcomes.
You will be equipped with multidisciplinary approaches, evidence and skills for careers in health planning, management and policy advice.
Honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health-related area. Diplomates should have completed the final exam of a professional body. Applicants from other backgrounds (e.g. social science, social anthropology) are also welcomed, if they can demonstrate understanding/ experience of health issues. International: Students whose first language is not English are required to take an IELTS test receiving a minimum overall score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.