The Master of Science in Global Health
Applications for the 2019–2020 academic year are closed, we are no longer accepting applications for this period.
Registration period for the academic period 2020-2021 : from January 2nd, 2020, to February 28, 2020.
The University of Geneva Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH) is a two year full time programme which aims to study contemporary health issues from interdisciplinary and international perspectives. The MSGH mission is to provide students the competence to understand and analyse health issues whose determinants are interlinked and whose complexity transcends borders and sectors of activity.
The MSGH seeks to combine the most relevant approaches on global health drawing on the perspectives of all relevant academic disciplines and global health actors based in Geneva. The MSGH is specifically designed to take advantage of the rich international environment of Geneva.
(Students who already have a Master can apply for 3 semesters or a 90 ECTS Master)
Master of Science in Global Health
120 ECTS credits
|Disciplinary and methodological foundations
|Interdisciplinary integration of knowledge||30 credits|
|Required interdisciplinary courses|
|Variable with at least one methodological seminar|
|Applying knowledge and skills||30 credits|
|Master Thesis or work placement/internship|
- Duration of studies
- Academic calendar
- Level of English required
Students must be proficient in English. With the exception of students whose mother tongue is English or who have successfully followed at least one year of secondary or tertiary (University level) education in English, all applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements (minimal score):
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-test 100, Paper-test 600, Computer based test 250
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7.0
- Certificate of Proficiency in English of the University of Cambridge (CPE): A-B-C
- Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A-B
- Admission criteria
Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file. The MScGH welcomes application from students interested in global health with a background in any academic discipline.
- Tuition fees
500 CHF / semester
- Career Opportunities
The MScGH aims to prepare students to work in organizations such as international organizations (e.g. WHO, UNICEF, ICRC…), civil society such as non-governmental organization (e.g. MSF, Care, Oxfam…), public sector at national (e.g. Ministry of health of foreign affairs, development agency) or local level (e.g. public health authorities), public private partnerships and private sector (e.g.pharmaceutical industry).
For more information about the study plan, the regulations, the teaching hours and the training periods, we invite you to visit this page.