Career opportunities

In the second year, the Master’s programme offers two tracks. Students graduating from our ‘Global Health Policy and Programmes’ option will be more oriented towards government institutions, international organizations, development agencies, non-governmental organizations or lobbying and advocacy. Those graduating from our ‘Research Methods in Global Health’ option will focus more on national and international research institutions working in fields related to global health.

What international companies say about the Master

An important part of the care sector transcends national rules: robotic surgery on distance, pharmaceutical industry, tele-medicine, medical tourism, horizontal and vertical care networks, care in various cultures, patient-safety, … In a sector where evidence based working is the norm, the exchange of know-how is of great importance. Furthermore, the care sector is located between extremes: top-down government control and financing vs. bottom-up private initiatives, supply-driven care vs. demand-driven care, … Hence, the knowledge and insights of the Master’s program in Global Health are crucial in order to meet these challenges in the care sector.

Tom De Gendt
Founding partner at De Gendt Advocaten Leuven, Board member of Jessa Hospital Hasselt

The greatest added value of this Master in Global Health lies in the potential of the graduates to mobilize greater awareness and generate activism among the most diverse actors, about the need to finally fully apply the first two components of universal health coverage: health promotion and disease prevention. The multi-sectorial and multidisciplinary character of both the intake and the programme itself will ultimately produce a profile of action-oriented researchers — researchers who will inevitably demonstrate that the greatest health gains of the future must also be sought outside the actual health sector. They will be recruited by different government departments and various multilateral institutions, but certainly also by private companies, to help realize that collective commitment to health promotion of citizens and consumers.

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Sander Spanoghe
Chair of the Special UN Programme for Human Reproduction and Research, Policy Officer, Flanders International Department
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