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International Public Health (Planning & Management)

12 months
22000 GBP/year
9850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This International Public Health (Planning & Management) programme from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. 


Key facts

It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management.

The programme has a specialist focus on the theories and methods of improving and managing health systems and human resources. It aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to take a leadership role in enhancing the effectiveness of health care organisations using quality and human resource management initiatives. Following the taught component, participants complete a dissertation including a period of applied research either overseas or in Liverpool.

This International Public Health (Planning & Management) programme from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine aims to: 

  • Provide a critical understanding of a range of health policies and strategies in a variety of social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political settings in middle- and low- income countries
  • Enable students to analyse critically, evaluate and conduct responsive, public health-related research and apply evidence to everyday practice.
  • Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in order to promote improved health and well-being in middle and low income countries
  • Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research
  • Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future


There are many career opportunities within the field of Public Health throughout the world. Public Health, and in particular Planning and Management, can be seen by the huge deployment of staff and other resources from NGOs, UN Agencies, WHO and Military during the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, H5N1 Avian Influenza, Zika Virus, and MERS, as well as through the response planning to natural disasters such as earthquakes and Tsunamis. 

People with public health, planning and management skills are highly sought after. Past alumni of this course typically gain employment with health ministries, health departments, national or international disease control agencies, UN Agencies, aid organisations, health services research, or universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Public Health
  • Key Themes in International 
  • Health and Health Policy
  • Organisation and Management 
  • Key Concepts in Sexual and Reproductive Health 
  • Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
  • HR Planning & Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Open to health professionals and graduates in health or related disciplines. Non-graduates with considerable work experience in the health sector of low or middle income countries and evidence of continued academic development through appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Medical students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programmme subject to having appropriate experience.
Work experience: 
  • Candidates generally require professional or voluntary experience in health or health or a related area in a low or middle income country. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9850 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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