Because public health for the society must stand on the basis of justice
PhD-GH program overview
To effectively address critical problems in population health, the 20th century public health paradigm must be transformed into a 21st century global health model of partnership created on principles of equality, transparency, mutual interest, and respect. The Thammasat Faculty of Public Health is leading the way to develop international collaborations in education and research reflecting this new model. Our priorities include developing a graduate program that defines global health from a socio-political perspective with an emphasis on interregional capacity building applying a South-to-South focus (Africa, Asia-Pacific and Middle East).
While enormous progress has taken place in aspects of biomedical science, the tools of public health and management, and social and political engagement, it is only when these elements come together that we have seen real and lasting strides in improving the health and wellbeing of the world’s disadvantaged citizens. By using our collective multidisciplinary and multi-sector experiences, resources, and expertise we can help change the fundamentals of global health. Not alone in narrow disciplines, but through partnerships that draw on differing perspectives, differing knowledge and experience, and differing priorities. Understanding how to mobilize such partnerships, how to make them most effective, and where to turn for experience empowers us at the global stage.
The PhD Global Health we offer at Thammasat University is relevant to a variety of disciplines important for global health. The program aims to produce the intellectual foundation supporting a 21st century model of global health; by providing interesting, challenging and excellent advanced education for outstanding students to pursue careers in research, health and laboratory science, policy, or public health practice.
The Center of Excellence in Global Health at Thammasat University has developed a dynamic research agenda that reflects emerging challenges in global health and catalyzes interdisciplinary and innovative work among investigators across Thammasat University and center’s international partners.
The Center’s research agenda transcends traditional disciplinary and geographic boundaries and our faculty works collaboratively to leverage and build upon the University’s existing strengths and institutional priorities.
One health cluster
Health promotion cluster
A four-year degree program
One year coursework and 3 years thesis research
Research in your home country or abroad
A publication-based doctoral thesis
An optional laboratory internship Hokkaido University, Japan
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The academic year commences August-September.
Students can enroll in the program at the onset of any term within an academic year i.e. term-1 September 1st; term-2 January 2nd; term-3 May 1st.
Prospect students should have following qualifications:
Following selection criteria are applied for admission into the program:
Admission is determined by applicants’ academic records, supporting documentation on other selection criteria, a written statement of purpose, samples of written works, and results from an interview. Prospect students should meet following criteria:
1. Pass initial screening for:
2. Pass following panel reviews:
3. Qualify for one of the following enrolment criteria:
4. A valid study visa (for international students only).
How to Apply
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