Global Health Science

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:1 years
Local:$ 13.5k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 41.6k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jun 2, 2021
StudyQA ranking:568

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The MSc in Global Health Science provides training in epidemiology and statistics to address the important questions to prevent premature death and disability. This is a one year full-time course.

Teaching is delivered during the whole of the first two terms and for up to two weeks in the third term. The curriculum comprises of thirteen compulsory modules of varying length and intensity across three terms:

  • Introduction to Global Health Science
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Principles of Statistics
  • Non-communicable Diseases
  • Communicable Diseases 
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Health Economics
  • Clinical Trials and Meta-analysis
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Implementation Strategies 
  • Genetic Epidemiology 
  • Record Linkage and Bioinformatics 
  • International Research Ethics

In addition a series of weekly 'master-classes' is scheduled in which internationally-recognised senior scientists in population health from Oxford, and elsewhere, will give seminars on selected topics. These sessions will be outside of the structure of the core modules, and are intended to provide the students with stimulating materials to integrate population health thinking and perspectives.

Regular skills training sessions including presentation and academic writing skills and journal clubs will be provided to supplement the core curriculum.

1. Academic ability

Proven and potential academic excellence

Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in medicine, quantitative degrees (eg statistics) and health-related degrees.

For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

However, entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a GPA of 3.7, a first-class degree or the equivalent.

No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

2. English language requirement

Higher level

Test

Standard level scores

Higher level scores

IELTS Academic 
Institution code: 0713

7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

TOEFL iBT 
Institution code: 0490

100

Minimum component scores:

  • Listening: 22
  • Reading: 24
  • Speaking: 25
  • Writing: 24
110

Minimum component scores:

  • Listening: 22
  • Reading: 24
  • Speaking: 25
  • Writing: 24
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

Minimum 176 per component

191 

Minimum 185 per component

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

Minimum 176 per component

191 

Minimum 185 per component

3. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

  • Three references (letters of recommendation)
  • Official transcript(s) of previous university-level degrees
  • CV/résumé
  • Statement of purpose/personal statement: Up to two pages
  • Clarendon Scholarships. This unique scheme offers around 140 new, fully-funded scholarships each year to academically outstanding graduate students, as well as providing a lively and stimulating community of scholars.
  • Hill Foundation Scholarships. The Hill Foundation Scholarships fund Russian students to study for full-time graduate courses in any subject at Oxford. The Hill Foundation is a charity which aims to create a community of Oxford scholars and alumni who will work to improve Russian life and culture.The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
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