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Do you want to improve health for people around the globe? PRE-ENROLMENT FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016 IS OPEN!
The ISGlobal-University of Barcelona Master of Global Health is designed for students and professionals seeking to develop a career in health, from a global and transdisciplinary perspective. The programme offers the knowledge necessary to face the current challenges in global health and prepares students for work with organisations that fight for equitable access to health around the world.
As a student of the Master of Global Health, you will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to:
Analyse the factors that influence the health of the global population
Understand the complex relationship between health and other disciplines, such as economics, politics, anthropology, epidemiology, and environmental sciences
Develop effective and sustainable solutions that contribute to improving health in a globalised world
Designed for students and professionals from diverse backgrounds (health and life sciences, social sciences, law and economics, etc.) who want to develop a career in the field of global health in:
Ministries of health
Cooperation and development agencies
Other stakeholders of the global health international community
The ISGlobal-University of Barcelona Master of Global Health is carried out in collaboration with academic institutions, research centres and NGOs in the health sector.
Our faculty come from diverse disciplines and have extensive experience working in global health with internationally recognised universities, research centres and public-private partnerships. Professors bring their real world experience, as professionals and leaders in the field, to our classrooms.
Entrance requirements for the Master of Global Health ISGlobal - University of Barcelona are the following:
Certified advanced level of both English and Spanish
Candidates for the Master's degree should send the following information via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Enrolment Master of Global Health [full name of the applicant]".
A complete curriculum vitae;
A letter of motivation; and
Two letters of recommendation, either academic or professional.
The Master of Global Health programme consists of 60 ECTS (European credits) or one academic year, which runs from September to June. It is offered in two different tracks: Transdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and tropEd Master of International Health.
Track A: Transdisciplinary Studies in Global Health
Track B: tropEd Master of International Health
Global Health Fundamentals I
Global Health Challenges
Health Systems and Policies
Research Methods for Global Health:
Global Health Fundamentals II
Required Courses (10 ECTS)
Advanced Topics in Global Health
tropEd Elective Courses (22 ECTS)
Determinants of Global Health
International Governances and Politics of Global Health
10 ECTS must be accredited tropEd courses taken at universities other than the University of Barcelona (tropEd Mobility)
Advanced Topics in Global Health
The remaining 12 ECTS may be accredited tropEd taken at the University of Barcelona or at instituions other than University of Barcelona
Elective Courses (18 ECTS)
You can select any of the elective courses offered in the Transdiciplinary Studies in Global Health Track and the following:
Select 6 courses from the following (3 ECTS each):
Development and Application of Vaccines in Global Health
Global Health Anthropology: Ethnography and Interdisciplinary
Global Health Management
Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Maternal and Reproductive Health
Nutrition and Food Security
Responses to Situations of Humanitarian Crisis from a Global Health Perspective
3 ECTS elective courses:
Development and Application of Vaccines in Global Health*
Global Health Management**
Maternal and Reproductive Health*
Nutrition and Food Security**
Responses to Situations of Humanitarian Crisis from a Global Health Perspective**
Determinants of Global Health*
International Governance and Politics of Global Health**
Final Master's Degree Project and Global Health Seminars
Final Master's Degree Project
This Module includes a series of required seminars and workshops on selected topics in global health (3 ECTS) and Final Master's Degree Project equivalent to approximately 225 hours of student invesment time to be defended before a faculty tribunal.
A Master's degree thesis equivalent to approximately 450 hours of student investment time to be defended before a faculty tribunal.
* tropEd accredited courses
** In the process of accreditation by tropEd
Pedro Alonso, director of ISGlobal
Quique Bassat, Assistant Research Professor
Nina Wine, Student of the 2013-2014 Class
María Fernanda Díaz, Student of the 2013-2014 Class