MSc Global Health and Social Justice


  • Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram

    King's College London

Project summary

The MSc Global Health and Social Justice (GHSJ) is an interdisciplinary graduate-level degree that brings together the social sciences and humanities to examine multiple dimensions of global health including health inequalities. Students are introduced to disciplinary perspectives including history, international relations, social epidemiology, anthropology, ethics and economics. Students are required to take two substantial core modules – Critical Global Health and Foundations of Global Health and Social Medicine – one research methods module, and undertake independent research for a dissertation. 

The core teaching of the GHSJ MSc, which was designed by Sridhar Venkatapuram, uses the Socratic method to develop students’ critical reasoning skills. The Critical Global Health module introduces students to a core curriculum in global health including metrics, global institutions, social epidemiology, economic evaluation, local perspectives and bioethics. The MSc has led to a popular global health summer school and some of our graduates have pursued exceptional global health careers.