This programme has been designed to help you fulfil leadership roles in international and national organisations that manage health and disease issues. A number of students have also raised their academic profiles through the publication and dissemination of their final year research.
On successful completion of the The Global Health and Infectious Diseases MSc a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate extensive detailed critical knowledge in global health and infectious diseases informed by evidence based learning.
- Apply knowledge, skills, understanding and research in a wide and often unpredictable variety of global health contexts.
- Develop and evaluate original and creative solutions to problems and issues faced in response to the infectious disease challenges in global health.
- Communicate, using appropriate methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise.
- Work in peer relationships to critically reflect on relevant experiences and build on and address these within a scientific context.
This programme aims to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the 21st Century by offering you courses in surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as evaluating how they impact public health.
The programme normally takes three years, beginning with a series of courses and followed by an individual project or dissertation.
In Year 1 (certificate), you will take courses that include:
- Global Health: Fundamentals
- Understanding Infectious Diseases
And you will choose one from the following two options:
- a single course in Applied Epidemiology and Public Health
- a course each in Global Citizenship and Globalisation and Health
More information on year 1 courses
In Year 2 (diploma), you will choose sixty credits from a range that includes:
- Global citizenship
- An introduction of project cycle management
- Transdisciplinary policy approaches for addressing the public health and development challenges of the 21st century
- The Nexus of Food Security and Global Health
- Neglected tropical diseases
- Emerging infectious diseases
- Travel medicine and infectious diseases
- Globalisation and health
- Public health systems in the developed and the developing world
- The communication of disease control
- Technological advances in diagnostics
- Water and Sanitation
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Newborn and child health
- Zoonotic diseases in a global setting
- Global health: mortality
- Zoonotic disease
- Introduction to GIS and spatial data analysis
- An introduction to vaccinology
More information on year 2 courses
In Year 3 (MSc), you will conduct a written reflective element of 10,000-15,000 words.
Find out more about how the programme is structured:
- Programme structure