Global Health BSc

We welcome applications from medical students whether from the University of Bristol or elsewhere, to join our innovative one year BSc course in Global Health.  This highly successful programme is run by the Centre in conjunction with the School for Policy Studies. Dr Matthew Ellis, Course Director, heads a team of experts in all aspects of global health. 

The course consists of five taught units and a project leading to a dissertation.  The units include Health and the Global Burden of Disease, Health Policy in an international context, Inequalities in Health, Poverty and Development, Gender and Health and Conflict, Migration and Health. Our programme overview (PDF, 298 kb) goes into the course structure in more detail.

If you decide to join us, you will be studying with lecturers who use a variety of teaching and learning methods, including active participation and team based learning, which reflects work in multi-disciplinary global health settings. 

For more information about the University, look our why choose Bristol page. Also, download this example (word 39.0 kb) of an application form for Bristol students.   


e-Learning case studies

Our case study series is designed to introduce our Global Health students to some of the key challenges healthcare workers face in developing countries. The students work through the introductory tutorial together before splitting into three groups to study one of the three role-based case studies.

We now run this exercise during October with students based in both the University of Bristol and Mbarara University, Uganda. Both student groups will be led through the introductory tutorial by their tutors and thereafter encouraged to work through the rest of the exercise in three groups. The students from both Universities then participate in a joint tutorial via video conferencing.

Select one of the following roles to start a tutorial:


Unit Leads

For further information,  please see programme handbook (pdf, 497kb) or contact course administrator Pauline.Lowrey@bris.ac.uk.

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