Top 10 Global Health Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

Global Health, as an academic subject, is a relatively new field of study.

Different institutions will approach it from different directions, however, an MSc in Global Health tends to be an interdisciplinary subject attracting applicants from many different backgrounds. 

Here’s our roundup of 10 of the best Global Health masters degree courses available to study in the UK and Europe*.

MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology – University of Oxford 

Cost: £10,460 for UK and EU students / £32,330 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This full-time course at the University of Oxford takes one year to complete, and students will gain an understanding of statistics and research into population health. Modules include Genetic Epidemiology, Health Economics and Communicable Diseases. 

Masters in Global Health – Karolinska Institutet 

Cost: No fee for Swedish and EU students / 180 000 SEK for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at this Swedish-based university focus on maternal and child health, prevention of communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases. The course takes one year on a full-time basis and is conducted in English. 

MSc in Global Health and Development – University College London 

Cost: £10,140 total cost for UK and EU students / £18,850 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This wide-ranging course at UCL allows students to focus on the areas of Global Health that interest them the most. It can take one year on a full-time basis or up to two to five years on a part-time basis. 

MSc in Global Health Policy – University of Edinburgh 

Cost: £13,100 total cost for UK and EU students / £20,500 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Edinburgh take one year on a full-time basis or up to 36 months on a part-time basis to complete this course. It focuses on the issues surrounding population health and gives students the skills and understanding to address them. 

MSc in Global Health – King's College London 

Cost: £11,550 total cost for UK and EU students / £23,940 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at King’s College London apply to one of four concentration areas of Disasters and Adaptation, Health Professions Education, Global Surgery or Conflict and Security. The course takes one year on a full-time basis and between two and four years on a part-time basis. 

MSc in Global Health – University of Copenhagen 

Cost: No tuition fees for Danish and EU students / DKK 250,000 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: The course at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark focuses on the political, policy, economic, environmental and social-cultural issues that impact on Global Health. Students undertake this course over two years on a full-time basis and the course is conducted in English. 

MSc in Nutrition for Global Health – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 

Cost: £9,600 total cost for UK and EU students / £22,600 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine concentrates on the impact of nutrition on population health and is completed in one year on a full-time basis or two years on a part-time basis. 

MSc Global Health – University of Manchester 

Cost: £6,300 total cost for all students. 
What You Will Study: This part-time online course at the University of Manchester is studied over three years and offers those working in or who want to work in the humanitarian sector a better understanding of the impacts on population health. 

MSc in International Health – Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg 

Cost: €14,100 total cost for all students. 
What You Will Study: Conducted in English, this course at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, is studied on a full-time basis over the course of one year or on a part-time basis for five years. Students on this MSc in International Health gain an understanding of different approaches to health promotion and disease control. 

MSc in Global Health – University of Glasgow 

Cost: £8,000 total cost for UK and EU students / £17,620 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: The MSc in Global Health at the University of Glasgow guides student's understanding of Global Health issues through a Social Science perspective and is studied in one year on a full-time basis or over two years on a part-time basis.

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