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The MSc in Modelling for Global Health is a full-time one-year taught programme that aims to train a new generation of modellers focused on aiding policy decision making in the global health sphere. It is an interdisciplinary course, covering mathematic and economic infectious disease modelling, evidence-based synthesis and analysis to inform the models, and policy processes to inform decisions. Week-long modules are delivered through a mix of interactive practical sessions and in-person lectures. Demand for a skilled workforce in this field is on the rise and there is great potential for mathematical and economic modelling to help guide policy for national health systems and international policymaking.

NDM Research Building, entrance to the building

Introduction to the course

The course will aim to develop your:

  • Repertoire of skills in mathematical and economic modelling including e.g, scientific programming, global health financing, genetics and evolution, spatial analysis and model fitting.
  • Breadth of knowledge of current challenges and issues in global health
  • Range of techniques and tools for communication with key stakeholders from policy, implementation, financial and research sectors

NDM Research Building, breakout area in the lower ground floor


The course provides various mechanisms to support your development as independent learners, team players, problem solvers and effective communicators. As a result, you are expected to be able to:

  • Frame global health questions in modelling language
  • Understand and accommodate the cultural, socio-economic, geographical, and political context of these questions
  • Combine multiple techniques to answer such questions in the short, medium and long term
  • Aim for, predict and report the impact of your work
  • Be innovative and apply your skills to new settings or topics
  • Operate and thrive in an interdisciplinary environment

Overall intended learning outcome

On completion of this course, you will be trained and ready to frame and answer modelling questions to address global health challenges. You will be equipped to advance you career and seek leadership in strategic and technical roles within governmental, non-governmental, industrial or academic sectors both within your country or internationally, preferably in LMICs.


Given Government restrictions on meetings and the requirements of social distancing, all graduate admissions processes during the 2020-21 Academic Year will be conducted remotely/online.