The programme runs on block-release modular basis and adopts a multidisciplinary approach that integrates health and social science perspectives to analyse, design, implement and evaluate health programmes and policies within a global context. Teaching methods includes seminars, case studies, debates, problem-based learning and lectures. The learners will also spend 6-8 weeks within one of the possible placement sites. During this time, it is expected that the learners will identify a global health problem, review the evidence, synthesize and provide recommendations to the host institution.
The MSc-GHI curriculum consists of a total of 180 credits
Upon completion learners can obtain the following:
Master of Science in Global Health Implementation:
A student will be awarded a degree of Master of Science in Global Health Implementation (MSc-GHI) on completion of all compulsory core modules (105 credits), elective modules (15 credits), a research dissertation (60 credits) totalling 180 credits and proof of having paid all due fees.
A student previously awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Implementation (PGD-GHI) will be awarded a Master of Science in Global Health Implementation after completing and passing a dissertation component within five years of completing their PGD-GHI. See the schedule of fees for
details of the fee payable.
Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Implementation
A student who has paid all due fees, completes and passes all core modules (105 credits) and all required elective modules (15 credits) but has decided against completing the research dissertation work will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Implementation.
Post Graduate Certificate in Global Health Implementation
A student who has paid all due fees, completes and passes core modules (amounting to 45 credits) and all required elective modules (15 credits) will be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Global Health Implementation.
Learners are expected to complete a dissertation, equivalent to 60 credits. This work takes place concurrently with the core and elective modules. Learners will select a project or topic in consultation with their dissertation supervisor. The expectations of the dissertation are that it shows that learners can identify and investigate health systems management and policy problems which impact health in a comprehensive manner, and or that they can begin to formulate appropriate intervention. A dissertation can take one of three main formats:
Malawians: MWK 2,550,00
SADC Residents: US$6,000
Global Health Program Director: Dr Lucinda Manda-Taylor
Global Health Coordinator: Ms Nthanda Nkungula