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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Global health and infection

Global health

The Global Health and Infection department runs a vibrant research programme with academic links around the world via the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research and the NIHR Unit for Neglected Tropical Diseases. We combine excellence in teaching and research and take pride in an interdisciplinary approach to all our activities. We are responsive to the needs identified by our partners and strive to grow alongside our partners' in our capacity for research and research management.


We work in close partnership with our parent universities (the Universities of Brighton and Sussex) to develop novel opportunities for research in order to help improve health and health equity globally. 

We collaborate with the Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex and with the prestigious Institute of Development Studies (IDS), on the University campus.

Sussex, with IDS, was recently ranked the top University in Europe for Development Studies by the QS University World Rankings, second only to Harvard globally. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues at these institutions are facilitated through a Global Health Network that meets regularly and organises a seminar series and an annual conference.

We also work in partnership with community organisations, universities and non-governmental organisations based locally and internationally. For instance, we have a Health Link with the Medical School and University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, which supports educational activities such as staff and student exchanges, and we are now developing a similar link with the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.

As part of the Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research we have research partnerships with academic institutions in seven countries that you can read about here and here


Postgraduate courses

We currently offer postgraduate courses (MSc, PGcert and Diplomas) in Global Health and in Global Pharmacy. In addition, most of our researchers teach and tutor in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses at BSMS. 

MSc in Global Health

Started in 2010, this innovative course develops students’ understanding of the complex determinants of health 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. 

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MSc in Global Pharmacy

Started in 2012, this course develops students’ understanding of how pharmacy can impact global health. Students are provided with a foundation in the complex determinants of health and the global burden and management of disease.

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Our admin team is based at the Medical Research Building at the University of Sussex. 

You can contact us at or call us at +44 (0)1273 877889.

You can also find us on Twitter: @GlobHealth_BSMS.