M.Sc. On Campus

Global Public Health and Policy

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
19250 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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What are the consequences for health and wellbeing when people are unequal? This Global Public Health and Policy MSc at Queen Mary University of London considers the social determinants that drive these inequalities and looks at how policy-making at local, national, and international levels can change things at a population level. 


What you'll study

This Global Public Health and Policy MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London will be of particular interest if you are a medical and clinical practitioner, a civil servant, a public health practitioner, a social or political scientist, a lab scientist, or work for an NGO. You will focus on the social determinants of health; the interface between politics and policy; a concern for social justice; and primary care acting as a platform for effective public health action. This will lead you towards multidisciplinary analysis that includes sociology, anthropology, economics, law, geography as well as public health medicine.  

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is comprised of two renowned and prestigious teaching hospitals: St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London. Both continue to make an outstanding contribution to modern medicine and together have been consistently ranked among the top five institutions in the UK for medicine.


  • Four core modules
  • One compulsory module
  • Three elective modules
  • 10,000-word dissertation

Career paths

This programme will be of particular interest if you are a medical and clinical practitioner, a civil servant, public health practitioner, social and political scientist, lab scientist or NGO worker. Our students gain a global perspective and are equipped to enhance capacity and work effectively in multidisciplinary teams on behalf of local populations.

Our alumni have gone on to work in careers such as:

  • Head of Advocacy and Partnerships Department, Public Health Institute, Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan
  • Senior Policy Advisor, British Medical Association
  • Head of Ecosystems and Business Development at Telenor Health, Bangladesh
  • Health Service Delivery Manager at Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc, Swaziland
  • Childhood Adversity Partnerships Manager at Body & Soul Charity, UK

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Evidence, Policy and Global Health
  • Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Systems, Policy and Practice
  • Dissertation 
  • Gender, Sexuality and Health
  • Health Systems Theory, Policy and Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements 

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject, such as Medicine, Nursing, the health sciences or the social sciences.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 degree and relevant experience in the field will be considered on an individual basis.
Other routes
  • Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MSc Global Public Health and Policy. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £5,500
  • International: £9,650

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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