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MPHInternational Development

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This course is taught with the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR).

You’ll develop an understanding of the interventions necessary to improve the health of communities in the Global South.

By exploring contemporary theory, policy and practice in public health and international development, you’ll gain the skills to tackle these challenges working in a public health and development role.

There’s an emphasis on applying theory to the everyday complexities of health and development.

Programme structure

Core modules

Ideas and Practice in International Development
Introduction to Research Methods
Key Issues in Global Public Health
Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
Dissertation with Placement
Professional Skills for Development
International Development Field Class, currently in either Kenya or Nepal

Optional modules

Data, Visualisation and GIS
Living with Climate Change in the Global South
The Political Economy of Natural Resource-led Development in the Global South
Health Promotion
Informatics for Public Health
Communicable Disease Control
Disaster and Emergency Management
Cities of Diversity
Cities of ‘the South’: planning for informality


Reading groups


Coursework assignments
Project work


You’ll take part in a 10-day field trip where you can put your research skills into practice. Recent classes visited the West Pokot region of Kenya, urban and rural areas of Nepal, the suburbs of Cairo and India.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States