This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries.
It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management.
Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of core and recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. Students have the opportunity of spending a period of time outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project, which enables them to practise their problem-solving skills and specialist knowledge in a real setting. The project is often commissioned by health ministries, non-governmental organisations or international health agencies in middle and low income countries.
This pathway is aimed at students who wish to understand international aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH). It aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to contribute to the strengthening of health systems in support of SRH (including maternal & neonatal health, MNH); facilitate the implementation and scale-up of good practice; and raise awareness amongst politicians, professionals and the public of the need for more effective use of knowledge and tools to impact on SRH indicators.