Global Public Health & Social Justice MSc Online

Take charge of your career. Study a public health master’s online at your convenience.

About the programme

Designed to educate emerging health professionals on a wide range of topics, the Global Public Health & Social Justice MSc from Brunel University London will enhance your career prospects in the public health sector. Offered fully online, this master’s programme provides healthcare professionals with the practical skills to successfully navigate the challenges of the global health environment.  

Our UK-based programme specialising in international social justice gives professionals the ability to gain the ideal credentials for a leading edge in major health organisations. With Brunel, you’ll build an in-depth understanding of health policies, sociological implications, and global health concerns, and gain the skills required to address contemporary health-related social justice issues affecting local governments, health education, the voluntary sector, and more. 

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Leave a legacy

Positive social change means thinking long-term. Develop an awareness of how you can leave a lasting impact on communities through a public health career.

See the bigger picture

The broader your perspective, the greater change you can make. Learn to see the full picture and understand both domestic and global public health challenges and opportunities.

Innovative solutions

Thinking outside the box leads to innovation. Learn to design, develop, and evaluate effective programmes which address public health challenges and breakthroughs

Foster cross-cultural awareness

Different regions face different health challenges. Evaluate biological, environmental, legal, and regulatory factors which affect the health of local and global communities

Steer projects to success

Positive change stems from implementing important ideas. Learn how to effectively devise and deliver health projects on both a domestic and global scale

Become an influential leader

Exceptional leaders inspire change. Develop leadership and communication skills needed to inform, influence, and implement public health policies and programmes

Gain the skills to make a difference

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally-recognised qualification in a subject such as public health, allied health, health-related studies, social sciences, biosciences, and more. 

Non-native speakers of English need either of the following: 

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all) 
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)

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Start dates: January, May, September

Study mode: Online


Fees: £11,135

Course content

The Global Public Health & Social Justice MSc online consists of 8 modules worth 15 credits each and the culminating dissertation project: 

  • Epidemiology
  • Global Public Health
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy, Politics, and Social Justice
  • Health and Society
  • Leadership & Change for Global Health
  • Research Methods
  • Social Justice and Health
  • Research Project/Dissertation

Why Study Global Public Health and Social Justice Msc

World-renowned faculty

Our knowledgeable and dedicated academics are sought by students and professionals worldwide for their expertise and research

Skills to make an impact

Develop advanced skills to become an outstanding leader in the public health sector 

Your virtual campus

Study from any location and build valuable connections and healthcare solutions with like-minded professionals worldwide

World-renowned faculty
Skills to make an impact
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Career Opportunities with Global Public Health and Social Justice Msc

Graduates of this online master’s programme can go on to work in a wide range of rewarding and challenging roles in public health. For UK residents, the Global Public Health & Social Justice MSc can be an ideal way to gain job-ready skills in your local and national health organisations.  A few examples of the careers our public health graduates may choose to explore are: 

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Biosecurity Specialist
  • Public Health Manager

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Career support resources at Brunel University

Career support resources

Brunel+ Award 

The Brunel+ Award is designed to give you recognition for the non-academic activities that you participate in during your time here at Brunel.

Brunel PDC (Professional Development Centre) 

Our careers service helps students develop the skills and experience needed to stand out in the international job market.

Open Library 

Online students will have full access to Brunel’s digital library of books, articles, and other electronic resources.

  • Epidemiologist
  • Child Health Specialist
  • Health Informatics Specialist

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Course tutor

Our aim is to support the development of students to become leaders in public health. We do this by unlocking their intellectual abilities and transferable skills as well as providing employment opportunities through access to a pool of potential employers.

Dr. Nana Anokye 

Director of Division of Global Public Health

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I work full time as a health visitor. So that's with children and families in the community from birth until they're about 5 years old. With my job, the modules in the programme helped me with topics like how to influence public health in the future and understanding what the commissioners are asking of us on the top level right down to how we can affect change at the grass-roots level. 

Rachel Porter,

Public Health and Health Promotion MSc online

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