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Every day we are faced with important global health challenges of the 21st century, such as chronic diseases, mental illnesses, ageing population, the health consequences of climate change, pollution, and migration. These challenges can only be effectively addressed through an interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral, global approach that tackles the multiple causes and consequences. The Master in Global Health provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage these complexities by giving you a sound theoretical basis, mixed with applied classes and an internship. Together, this training package prepares you to become a catalyst for change as a global health professional.
What is the programme all about?
In the first year, the programme is organised around two key themes.
Semester III and IV are the ‘focal’ semesters, in which students will specialise in a specific Global Health Challenges – either focusing on ‘Global Health Policies and Programmes’ or on ‘Research Methods in Global Health’ by selecting a number of elective courses offered by the five partner institutions.
In the second year students will do an internship of 10 weeks. The aim of the internship is to put Global Health thinking into practice, to acquire skills and practical knowledge, and to get a better view of the Global Health domain, including the various actors, specialisations and career opportunities that this encompasses.
The master’s thesis is a paper/dissertation in which the student independently develops a research project. The student carries out a scientific study in an independent and creative way with regard to a topic concerning Global Health. The master thesis can be seen as the endpoint of the programme, in which the acquired knowledge, academic and domain-specific skills and competences are used to independently develop a research project and to bring it to a successful conclusion.
The Master in Global Health is jointly organised by the five Flemish Universities in Belgium: Ghent University, Antwerp University, University of Leuven, University of Brussels and Hasselt University. Classes will be taught in Ghent, Antwerp and Leuven. All places are easily accessible by public transport and students will be given access to student facilities on the three campuses.
Notes about fees for this course
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For more information on admission requirements, please visit the programme website.
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