Global Health Scholarships, Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research, UK

Publish Date: May 22, 2015

Deadline: Jul 31, 2015

The Global Health programme is run by the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research - and offers individuals an opportunity to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the improvement of health and the achievement of equity in health globally.

There are several key strengths that make BSMS a unique place to study Global Health:


To effectively address the wider determinants of health, individuals need to have an understanding of disciplines as wide-ranging as epidemiology, statistics, economics, anthropology, and politics. At BSMS, we draw on expertise from across the University of Brighton and University of Sussex to offer a vibrant programme that enables students to build a solid foundation in knowledge and skills.

We work closely with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), one of the world's leading organisations for research on international development, and with the Sussex Centre for Global Health Policy. BSMS students have the chance to study optional modules with these institutions, and learn about the current challenges in policy and practice.

Real-world experience

The MSc dissertation project provides students with an opportunity to gain real-world experience of global health research and policy-making processes. With established links with Brighton-based non-governmental organisations (e.g. AIDS Alliance, Target TB, Health Partners International) and overseas partners (e.g. Lusaka-Brighton Link project, Podoconiosis Control Initiative), student research has the potential to inform current work in global health as well as improving future employment prospects.

Academic rigor

The Global Health department at BSMS is emerging as a national leader and was recently made a Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research -, one of only five institutions in the UK. Professor Mel Newport and Dr Gail Davey have recently been awarded several prestigious research grants, including MRC/DfID/Wellcome Trust-funded randomised controlled trial of podoconiosis treatment in northern Ethiopia and MRC-funded mapping of podoconiosis susceptibility genes. As well as learning skills fundamental to academic success (such as writing proposals and grant applications), students have the opportunity to be involved in existing research projects.

For the MSc dissertation project, students can choose to do primary research, secondary data analysis, literature review or policy analysis. Several MSc students have given oral and poster presentations at national conferences, and are writing up their findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Career opportunities

The BSMS Global Health courses prepare students for careers in academic global health, national or international policymaking, and project management in the charity sector.

Watch postgraduate taught student Smruti Varothayasingham talk about her MSc in Global Health.

BSMS is delighted to announce the launch of a number of scholarships for students admitted to full-time Master's degree in Global Health at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research.

The scholarships are funded by BSMS, and confirm the emergence of the Global Health department as a national and international leader in global health research, practice and PG study.

The BSMS Global Health scholarships are available for admission in 2015 only and will be awarded on the basis of academic and/or professional merit and financial need.

The scholarship provides two £2,500 awards towards tuition fees to UK and EU students or one £5,000 award towards tuition fees to International (non-UK/EU) students.

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