The BASc(GHD) programme, the first of its kind in Asia, provides students with the knowledge and competencies necessary to effectively engage with today’s rapidly evolving, international and interdisciplinary environment, and to respond to complex global health and development challenges. This highly innovative interdisciplinary programme focuses on the impact of major global trends such as globalisation, population growth, ageing, urbanisation, and climate change, in which health and development are intertwined.

This programme is suitable for students who aspire to:
• learn in an interdisciplinary environment;
• solve complex problems;
• be global health and development changers; and
• be global citizens and leaders in the community

A distinctive feature of the programme is a capstone, during which students will be placed into an international health and development agency, supranational, multinational, consultancy group, or non-governmental organisation for a six-month field placement. Through the international placement, students will gain first-hand experience in addressing health and development issues faced by other cultures, countries, or populations. It will also offer students an opportunity to synthesise and apply the knowledge acquired from coursework.

Graduates will be competitive candidates in a wide range of global health and development related organisations; be informed citizens of the world; and be prepared to work on complex problems with colleagues from multiple disciplines in multicultural contexts in both private and public organisations.


Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Email: ghdsph@hku.hk
Tel: 3917 9921