MSc in Global Health Law and Governance
About the course
The MSc in Global Health Law and Governance encourages students to critically analyse the manner in which global and international institutions, instruments, and policies influence public health. Students will examine the role of the World Health Organization, and other key global health actors. This includes: international organizations including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization; philanthropic actors such as the Gates Foundation; private companies including Big Pharma and Big Tobacco; and global health partnerships such as GAVI and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Students are taught from a multidisciplinary perspective by medical doctors, public health consultants, lawyers, economists, political scientists, sociologists, geographers, and anthropologists.
In the first semester, students take core modules that provide a thorough grounding in key concepts and research methods: Epidemiology and Statistics; Evidence, Policy and Global Health; Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health; Health Systems, Policy and Practice.
In the second semester, students gain a more detailed understanding of global health law and governance. They take specialist modules in Global Health, Governance and Law, and Human Rights and Public Health. In addition, students choose elective modules that reflect their interests and write a dissertation on a subject chosen with the help of their supervisor.
The programme will appeal to potential students with an interest and/or experience in the way politics, law and economics impacts on health at the global, national and local level. This includes healthcare practitioners, civil servants, lawyers, social and political scientists, and NGO workers, amongst others.