The Master of Science in Global Health



Admissions for the 2024-2025 period will open from January 15th, 2024, to February 28th, 2024.

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.

Presentation of the Master of Science in Global Health in English (PDF)
Presentation of the Master of Science in Global Health in French (PDF)


(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
  30 credits
Disciplinary courses
Methodological seminars
Interdisciplinary integration of knowledge   30 credits
Required interdisciplinary courses    
Specialization   30 credits
Variable with at least one methodological seminar    
Applying knowledge and skills   30 credits
Master Thesis or work placement/internship    

  • Duration of studies
    4 semesters
  • 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):
    • C1 general level in English (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
    • 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