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Public Health Global Health (MSc)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Southampton General Hospital

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

This master's in public health global health is ideal preparation for a career as a global public health analyst. You'll develop both academic and vocational skills in to make a difference, exploring the relationships between global public health, climate change, urbanisation and armed conflict. We have a particular specialism in the analysis of population patterns and demographic processes.

We are in the world top 50 for Statistics and Operational Research (QS subject rankings 2019)

This MSc public health global health course focuses on work-related learning; you’ll work in multi-disciplinary teams and practise real-world tasks. Graduates of this course have gone on to work for the government and public bodies both in the UK and abroad, including:

  • Public Health England
  • local government
  • ministries of health
  • universities
  • national and international non-government organisations

You’ll learn to develop and evaluate public health programmes and conduct epidemiological studies. The specialist areas you’ll be able to explore include:

  • critical issues in global public health
  • analysing trends and differentials in global health
  • communicable disease control
  • health economics in public health

Through your dissertation, you can personalise this course to your interests. In previous years students have analysed problems using national data sets such as the Demographic Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys.

Public health is an interdisciplinary profession, and this is reflected in your learning. Your lecturers are academics who are actively involved in research or are working in the sector. They’re experts from across the University, in Public Health, Demography and Social Science.

We also offer 4 other pathways on our Public Health Master's. If you decide that you’d like to change to a different public health specialism within the first 2 weeks of the semester you’ll be able to change your degree.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.


“The MSc Public Health equipped me with the skills I needed to successfully gain employment and flourish in roles with a local authority public health team.” Rachel Brown, MSc Public Health

This master’s in global public health is very applied. Learning reflects real-world multi-disciplinary teams and we assess you through practical tasks. This will prepare you well for a career where you can influence local, national and international policy making.

Graduates go on to work as global health analysts and practitioners in a number of different public health settings, including:

  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • local and national government departments
  • health and social care
  • market research

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,693per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 57 1

    27th out of 35 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    173 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    181 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%



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