What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW:

The course develops students’ understanding of how pharmacy can impact global health. Students are provided with a foundation in the complex determinants of health and the global burden and management of disease.

The curriculum then focuses on the twin strands of pharmaceuticals and pharmacists, and their role in improving global health, with a particular emphasis on addressing health inequities. The course brings together experts from many disciplines to deliver a vibrant and stimulating programme.

The Global Pharmacy course is suitable for anyone interested in taking a multidisciplinary approach to how pharmacy and global health are related.

This course is particularly relevant for pharmacists, those working in the pharmaceutical industry and pharmaceutical policy makers, as well as others interested in how global health and pharmacy intersect.

The course comprises two terms of face-to-face teaching on the Falmer campus, followed by one term focusing on a research-based MSc dissertation.

KEY AREAS OF STUDY

  • Social determinants of health and ill health
  • Global burden and management of disease
  • Access to good quality medicines
  • Affordability of medicines
  • Supply chain management
  • Rational use of medicines
  • The role of the pharmaceutical industry in global health
  • Pharmacy and global health
  • Pharmacy and humanitarian responses
  • Research practice in global contexts

COURSE BENEFITS:
This course equips students to apply their specialist knowledge and skills to make a unique contribution to improving global health through pharmacy.

The course has a particular focus on overcoming health inequities: the avoidable differences in health globally. Graduates will have the skills to work as global pharmacy practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers, with international health and development agencies or in global health-related aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Which department am I in?

Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,500.00 (US$ 25,189) per year
Students need to pay £12,336 for PGDip and £6,168 for PGCert.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Sussex

Falmer,

Brighton,

BN1 9RH, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,500.00 (US$ 25,189) per year
Students need to pay £12,336 for PGDip and £6,168 for PGCert.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Brighton

Falmer Campus,

Village Way,

Brighton,

BN1 9PH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Magna cum laude with CGPA of at least 3.3.

For international students

Students need a first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. Students need a minimum IELTS score of 7, with no less than 6.5 in each section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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