Course duration

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 3 years

Course leader

Dr James Millard

Location

BSMS, University of Sussex, Falmer

Further information

T: 01273 877889
E: Global-Health-Research-Administrator@bsms.ac.uk

   facebook-icon.jpg

Apply now

The Global Health programme at BSMS offers individuals an opportunity to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the improvement of health and the achievement of equity in health globally.

There are several key strengths that make BSMS a unique place to study Global Health:

Interdisciplinary

To effectively address the wider determinants of health, individuals need to have an understanding of disciplines as wide-ranging as epidemiology, statistics, economics, anthropology, and politics. At BSMS, we draw on expertise from across the University of Brighton and University of Sussex to offer a vibrant programme that enables students to build a solid foundation in knowledge and skills.

We work closely with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), one of the world's leading organisations for research on international development, and with the Sussex Centre for Global Health Policy. BSMS students have the chance to study optional modules with these institutions, and learn about the current challenges in policy and practice.

Real-world experience

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

Academic rigor

Global Health at BSMS is emerging as a national leader in global health research. Professor Mel Newport and Dr Gail Davey have recently been awarded several prestigious research grants, including MRC/DfID/Wellcome Trust-funded randomised controlled trial of podoconiosis treatment in northern Ethiopia and MRC-funded mapping of podoconiosis susceptibility genes. As well as learning skills fundamental to academic success (such as writing proposals and grant applications), students have the opportunity to be involved in existing research projects.

For the MSc dissertation project, students can choose to do primary research, secondary data analysis, literature review or policy analysis. Several 2011-2012 MSc students have given oral and poster presentations at national conferences, and are writing up their findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Career opportunities

The BSMS Global Health courses prepare students for careers in academic global health, national or international policymaking, and project management in the charity sector.

 

Williams Graphic Design :: sitebysimon :: login