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Why study global health?

18 May 2018
6 reasons to study global health at the University of Sydney
Are you passionate about improving the health outcomes of people living in disadvantaged, developing and international communities? The Master of Global Health can help you make a difference.

1. Study unique content

The structure of the Master of Global Health program is diverse and covers a wide range of topic areas around maternal health, nutrition, mental health, environmental health, climate change, humanitarian emergencies and the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases with an integrated approach in terms of health systems and effective health care delivery. The content has been uniquely designed to help you:

  • Gain insights on how to improve the lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged people
  • Develop programs sensitive to local cultures in the developing world by learning appropriate research methods skills
  • Work in resource constrained settings to deliver effective and sustainable programs in developing countries.

2. Study global health at Australia’s number 1 school of public health

The international public health program is taught at the Sydney School of Public Health, Australia’s first and leading school of public health founded in 1930. The Sydney School of Public Health is ranked number 1 in Australia and Asia-Pacific, and 18th in the world for public health (2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities).

3. Learn from experts in global health

The teaching staff of the Master of Global Health are active within the international public health community. They have specialised experience working in developing and international countries such as Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Timor Leste and Uganda. Including:

  • Dr Giselle Manalo who has extensive experience working as a medical/public health educator, community health worker and family physician to evaluate communities and their access to primary healthcare services in developing regions across Asia-Pacific. 

4. Create a healthier future and discover a new and rewarding career in health

By studying the Master of Global Health at the University of Sydney, you will be part of teams and involved in projects that are making a real difference in disadvantaged and developing international communities. You don’t have to come from a health or medical background to study – in fact, our students come from all over the world, allowing you to share experiences and learn from your peers as well as your teachers. 

5. Graduate with a range of career opportunities

The global health program provides students with advanced postgraduate training that allows them to work in a range of national and international settings, including research, in-field and policy positions at government ministries, non-government organisations, aid agencies, academic institutions or research centres.

Our graduates have gone on to work with organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières, International SOS and Oxfam, as well as bilateral aid agencies and international ministries of health.

6. Tailor your work-load balance with flexible study options

Our global health program is designed with busy professionals in mind. The program is offered with a range of flexible study options available, including part and full-time study and on-campus or completely online study modes. With these flexible study options, you can tailor your study load to suit your lifestyle and work commitments.  


Still have questions?

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To learn more about the program, including course structure, subjects, how to apply or course load, please contact us.

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