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The MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine is a full-time one-year multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programme examining major challenges to the health of populations in resource-limited contexts. The course embraces the breadth and complexity of global health challenges facing resource-limited settings, and equips candidates with the tools and awareness to contribute to innovative solutions.

Upon completion of the course, students will be equipped to continue to advance their knowledge, understanding and skills further in research or professional practice in the field of global health. In the future we anticipate our graduates will assume leadership and research positions within major international health organisations and ministries of health.

MSc Oxford SU award 2019Our course is consistently rated highly by our students. Every year Oxford Student Union acknowledges the University's lecturers and staff members who stand out and inspire, challenge and engage their students. Our course has received nominations every year with a total of 15 nominations and 5 awards in a range of categories: Best Support staff, Most Acclaimed Lecturer, Outstanding Graduate Supervisor and Special Recognition Award. 
Most recently, we achieved 6 nominations for 2019 and received awards in the categories of Most Acclaimed Lecturer for Eric Ohuma and Outstanding Graduate Supervisor for Jane Crawley.  We are immensely proud of these nominations and awards as they reflect student appreciation of the genuine commitment offered by our teaching and support staff.


The course aims to develop students:

  • knowledge and understanding of the major global health problems in resource limited settings and their potential solutions;
  • knowledge and skills in research techniques applied in the analysis of global health problems, including quantitative and qualitative research methods, health policy and systems research and public health, with opportunities for training in additional specialist fields;
  • capacity to critically appraise evidence in global health;
  • skills and practical experience in researching specific health problems.