QMUL’s Global Public Health Unit was established in 2011, and is rooted in the various disciplines of public health and social medicine. It has a strong orientation towards the social aims of equity, justice and sustainability; as well as towards health systems that are universal, comprehensive and operating in the public interest.
The Unit is mainly built around the delivery of a Global Health teaching programme which consists of five MSc programmes and an undergraduate BSc in Global health.
All taught programmes are multi-disciplinary, and cover the biological, environmental, social, political and economic dimensions of the challenges we face in securing a healthier world, in low- as well as high-income settings.
The Unit also has a small but growing research programme, with its eleven academic staff also engaging in policy debates and public health programmes both locally and internationally.
OUR PHD STUDENTS
"The GPHU currently offers a variety of multi-disciplinary graduate and undergraduate taught programs, tailored for high- as well as low-income country students”
- MSc, Global Public Health and Policy
- MSc, Global Health, Law and Governance
- MSc, Migration, Culture and Global Health
- MSc, Global Health Systems Theory and Policy
- MSc, International Primary Health Care
We welcome new applications for PhD study which closely match our research themes from students from high-, middle and low-income countries. If you are thinking of applying for a PhD in the Unit, you should make an informal inquiry to Unit Director Professor David McCoy.
As a multi-disciplinary unit, we conduct research across a range of topics. Key areas include: health systems policy research, with an emphasis on health financing & human resources; global health governance and politics; migration and health; neuro-epidemiology; race, gender, sexuality and health; and research into the methodological challenges of evaluating complex interventions.