Global Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17500
    Tuition (Year)
    8750
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Our programme is designed to produce leaders in global health research, policy and practice. With a strong emphasis on understanding how to strengthen health services at a systems level our programme develops and sharpens critical thinking, analysis and practice

About

This innovative and successful programme, run by the Centre for Global Health, aims to provide graduates with a greater appreciation of the global interconnectedness of health problems and to equip them with a range of analytical and methodological skills to address the challenges of global health. Designed for individuals from a wide range of disciplines and professions, the programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach that integrates health and social science perspectives to analyse, design, implement and evaluate health programmes within a global context.

Global health is an attempt to address health problems and issues that transcend national boundaries, and are informed by the circumstances and experiences of countries in differing contexts. The underlying assumption is that the world’s health problems are shared and are best tackled by cooperative action and the sharing of innovative solutions.

The MSc in Global Health augments traditional approaches to public and international health by bringing together perspectives and insights from a range of health and social sciences in understanding and resolving the challenges of global health. These problems may arise, for example, in relief and development programmes in developing countries; in conflict and post-conflict situations; with refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants; with tourists and business travellers. All countries give rise to inequities in health, wealth, education and human rights, and the interconnectedness of these issues will be a major theme running throughout the course.

The course also lays emphasis on ‘local' experiences that resonates globally in the case of Ireland. These include the influence of poverty and rapid social change on health and identity in Ireland; migration and refugee welfare, the consequences of ethnic conflict, the peace process and the challenges of reconciliation for creating inclusive health services. The strongest emphasis within the course is on health in developing countries and the impact of globalisation

What is Global Health?

Global health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasises transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdiscipinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.

Programme Structure

The MSc in Global Health is a one-year, full-time programme, with an option to study part-time over two years. Students must complete the equivalent of 90 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits to graduate: 60 ECTS credits for the taught component and 30 ECTS credits for the dissertation. The academic year is divided into three terms: Michaelmas (Term 1), Hilary (Term 2) and Trinity (Term 3). The first two terms form the taught component of the course, and the last term is to finalise the research dissertation requirement.

The taught component consists of compulsory modules designed to increase understanding of health determinants, health system organisation, health policy and financing, and various research methodologies and skills useful in the field of global health. In addition, students must take optional modules, which may reflect the diversity of their academic, research and career interests. Upon completion of the modules, students will undertake and complete a programme of research leading to the writing and submission of a dissertation. The dissertation may be written following research and/or internship placement with government departments, international agencies and civil society organisations in Ireland or elsewhere.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 570

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

This programme is intended for individuals from a wide range of disciplines and professions who wish to develop an understanding of health issues that integrate health and social science perspectives in a global context.

In addition to the general entry requirements for postgraduate study in Trinity College, applicants should be graduates of a health or social science discipline and/or have relevant equivalent experience. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated interest and/or experience in global health or health issues in developing countries.
Applicants will need to hold:

  • at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country
  • a fluent command of the English language

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5
  • TOEFL: 88 iBT, 230 computer-based, 570 paper-based, 88 internet-based
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 17500 International
  • EUR 8750 EU/EEA

Part-Time Course Fee : EU Fee: 5 750 / year Non-EU Fee: 11 500 / year

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.