What our students say
"Completing the MSc in Global Health made my career change possible. I had been particularly interested in global health for a long time, and I’d always known I wanted to work in the development or humanitarian sectors, but I didn’t really know where to start. My masters at BSMS made it possible for me to shift my career in that direction and start working on what I really enjoy."
Marta Fernandez-Arias, MSc 2012
International student Marta Fernandez-Arias worked as a pharmacist before starting her MSc in Global Health at BSMS. After graduating in 2012, she worked with the American Refuge Committee (ARC) in South Sudan and is now currently working as a Health Delegate for Spanish Red Cross.
Postgraduate student Smruti Varothayasingham talks about her MSc in Global Health.
"As an international student, receiving the Global Health Scholarship has given me the financial flexibility to take advantage of the many learning opportunities outside of regular course work including seminars at the renowned Institute of Development Studies, Centre for Global Health Policy and Global Health Conferences at universities throughout the country. In doing so, I have learned from and interacted with leading academics and professionals in the field. Apart from excellent networking and career advancement opportunities these interactions have offered, the additional global health perspectives have informed and transformed my dissertation to include multiple disciplines.
"The MSc in Global Health Programme at BSMS has been an incredible experience. The staff encourage discussion, facilitate learning, and are always willing to help outside of lectures. Moreover, each lecturer has unique and diverse real-life experiences which enrich and amplify the material we are learning. I can honestly say I have learned so much more than I ever expected and now understand how to critically evaluate health from multiple perspectives. The programme has supported and prepared me for a career in global health and I believe this exceptional experience cannot be replicated at any other institution."
Renee Donner from the US, BSc in Anthropology, MSc Global Health 2016-17
"Being awarded the Wellcome Trust’s Global Health Scholarship has allowed me to transition to beautiful Brighton and excel in the Global Health MSc. Located at BSMS, this programme has so far been an extraordinary collaboration of teaching and resources across a wide range of disciplines. We are learning of the multiple ways of approaching the global health discourse, including medical, anthropological and developmental perspectives to name just a few. Therefore each class gives a new point of view for consideration, making for a very stimulating class environment."
Leah Salm from the Republic of Ireland, BSc in International Development and Food Policy, MSc Global Health 2016-17, My First Two Months as a Masters Student - FindAMasters Scholarship Winner 2016