Health Studies (BA) + Public Health / Global Health (MSc), Brighton and Sussex Medical School

This unique program lets you start your Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health Studies at Laurier with a conditional offer of admission to the Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health or Global Health program at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in the UK. 

A partnership between the universities of Sussex and Brighton, BSMS has a strong reputation in medical and healthcare teaching and research.


Apply Your Learning

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.

Here are just a few examples of the experiences you’ll get in the Health Studies program:

  • Take one of our upper-year courses that offer a practicum component or field placement to gain hands-on experience working with the community, while earning course credit.
  • Join the Health Studies Student Association and create opportunities for your fellow Health Studies students to engage with other students and professors.
  • Benefit from studying at BSMS, a school that delivers high-quality professional healthcare training in a nurturing environment.

Check out the Health Studies Experience and Career Guide.


2022 graduates who secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies


Laurier ranks in the top 6 percent of universities worldwide*


students who gained hands-on learning experiences at Laurier in 2022

*Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)


Format: full time      Duration: five years     Start: September (fall term)      OUAC code: UHX

Program Details

What is a BA + MSc Program?

If you’re successful in your application to the BA + MSc program in Health Studies you’ll receive two conditional offers of admission:

  • One to undergraduate studies (BA in Health studies) at Laurier; and
  • One to graduate studies (MSc in Public Health or Global Health) at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).

This means that if you decide to continue your studies at the graduate level and meet the progression requirements for the program, you will be guaranteed a spot at BSMS because you’ve already received a conditional offer of admission. You will begin your master’s program after you graduate from your BA degree program at Laurier.

Benefits of the BA + MSc Program

Students accepted into the BA + MSc program receive mentoring and skills development opportunities throughout their undergraduate degree that will help them achieve the admission requirements for the graduate program in the UK and help turn the conditional offer into an acceptance.

About Brighton and Sussex Medical School

The Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is committed to providing first-class postgraduate training which combines clinical, research and professional skills. BSMS is a great place to study, nestled in the South Downs and near the bustling city of Brighton.

Find out more about life at BSMS.

Community Service-Learning


Community Service-Learning (CSL) courses at Laurier integrate service in the community with what you are learning in your classes. Placements are approximately 10 weeks and take place on a weekly basis from the second week of classes to the final week, typically for two hours per week.

CSL placements consist of volunteering at a local community service, such as a soup kitchen or a children's treatment centre. It’s a great way to apply classroom knowledge and gain practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, develop your network, and graduate with experience.

Interested? Learn more about Community Service-Learning.

Tuition and Scholarships

Getting a university education is an investment in your future.

At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.


Your Career Awaits

It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.

Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • epidemiologist
  • research officer
  • community health educator
  • global public health policy makers
  • public health practitioner
  • environmental health officer
  • global health practitioner

Explore more careers.

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

Brantford Campus

The Brantford campus is woven into the downtown core of the City of Brantford and is home to more than 3,000 students. Close to great walking and biking trails, you get the best of both worlds.

There are many ways to tour our Brantford campus, whether that's on a guided tour with one of our Laurier student ambassadors, on your own using virtual reality, or even on-demand through one of our pre-recorded tours. See our campus spaces and start to picture yourself at Laurier.

Interested in More Info?

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