The global health course at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research develops students’ understanding of the complex determinants of health issues and their potential solutions in order to help them contribute to the improvement of health and the achievement of health equity and social justice worldwide.
The course brings together experts from health sciences, development studies, pharmacy, anthropology, business, economics and political sciences amongst others in order to deliver a stimulating and vibrant programme.

What the course offers
* A stimulating class environment which gathers students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and nationalities.
• Dynamic and interactive teaching methods
• A wide range of learning resources at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), the Universities of Brighton and
Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).
• Interdisciplinary learning: a unique multi, trans and interdisciplinary approach to research and practice that reflects our
wide-ranging expertise in international development, epidemiology, communicable, non-communicable and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), medical anthropology, global health ethics and global health governance.
• Two terms of campus-based teaching surrounded by the beautiful South Downs, just a few minutes from vibrant Brighton.
• One term focused on a research-based dissertation, for which students can choose to be based overseas.
• Teaching methods informed by, and reflective of, a strong research culture.
• Teaching by internationally renowned experts.
• Links with action-research projects around the world through the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global
Health Research.

Real Work Experience
The MSc dissertation project provides students the opportunity to gain real-world experience of global health research and practice. With established links with Brighton-based non-governmental organisations (e.g. AIDS Alliance, Target TB, Health Partners International) and with overseas partners (e.g. Lusaka-Brighton Link project, Podoconiosis Control Initiative, Guatemalan and Costa Rican Universities), student research has the potential to inform current work in global health as well as improving future employment prospects.

Career opportunities
Graduates from this course will have the skills to work as global health practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers within health systems,governments, NGOs and international health and development agencies.

Previous graduates have gone into a range of careers, including working for national and international NGOs (e.g. Red Cross, Marie Stops International) and Public Health England (PHE). Others are working in national and international-level research organisations and universities, and some have continued their further postgraduate training at PhD level.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Elizabeth Morris (
To apply and seek funding information please follow the link:

Funding Information

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