The MSc Health and International Development programme explores the key issues and inter-relationships that exist between public health, global politics, and international development. Many of the challenges faced by international development policy makers are related to public health issues, and this programme will provide you with the skills needed to address and overcome these challenges.

The MSc Health and International Development will help you to understand the complex relationships between health and poverty/inequality in and across low and middle income countries. You will also evaluate multi-disciplinary evidence on a range of global health issues and interventions and apply this evidence to policy analysis. The experience you gain from this programme will enable you to understand how health, poverty and inequality interact. A compulsory Research Design course will equip you with the practical and theoretical principles of research design.

The MSc Health and International Development programme is flexible and enables you to shape your studies to your own needs and interests. For MSc Health and International Development students who want to gain experience of consulting work, there is a guaranteed option of doing an optional course in Consultancy in International Development for an external client. Other optional courses include: Poverty; Evaluation in Health, Development and Public Policy; African Development; Migration; Economic Development; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Gender and Social Change in the Global South; Complex Emergencies; Managing Humanitarianism; Information Communication Technologies and Socioeconomic Development; and, Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism.

Additional extra-curricular optional activities on the MSc Health and International Development include a trip to Geneva to meet with international organisations working in the field of health, and a UK-based weekend residential programme focused on health and humanitarianism.

Students may also apply for the Wellcome Award MSc in Health and International Development scholarship, which is a full scholarship awarded to one student each year.  For students who plan to do the MSc Health and International Development with a Population Studies specialism, nominations may be made to the Population Investigation Committee (PIC) Masters Studentship Scheme in Population Studies.

Careers

Students in the Department come from a wide range of international and professional backgrounds. Graduates from the Department of International Development go on to work for a wide range of employers including NGOs, INGOs, government, the private sector and research institutions.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements for MSc Health and International Development

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in any discipline.

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet the minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

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