University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Global Health

The Global Health programme brings together researchers from disciplines within and beyond the health sciences to deliver a programme that will appeal widely, covering topics such as: Poverty; inequalities and health; cultural understandings of health and healing; emerging infectious diseases; global disease burden of infectious and non-communicable disease; access to medicine; climate change and health; and the relationship between disease, globalisation and global governance. The course is delivered by Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in partnership with the University of Sussex, University of Brighton and the Institute of Development Studies. This degree is awarded jointly by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex.

Entry requirements

1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in any subject; or successful completion of at least 3 years basic medical science at a UK medical school (having gained at least 360 credits) with a guaranteed place to continue medical studies on completion of the MSc.

Course modules

Core modules include: Global disease burden; global health principles; research methods and critical appraisal. 2 options from: Global politics of disease; cultural understanding of health and healing; health and development; communicable diseases; access to medicines.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of unseen written exams, term papers, oral presentation and dissertations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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