• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Global Health Policy (Distance Learning) programme at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is aimed at students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health. 

It will be of value especially to those seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organisations, health-related research institutions, non-governmental organisations and private consultancies. 

How you study

Study materials

The core module materials are delivered online using the School’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – Moodle. All lecture notes, slides, audio and video recordings, along with all essential and some recommended readings, are made available via Moodle. 

To benefit fully from their online learning experience, students are encouraged to contribute to tutor-supported online discussion forums, where they further share and extend their learning with peers. 

It is essential that all students have regular access to the internet to access the module materials, engage with readings and activities for learning sessions within the module, participate in web-based discussions, access online library resources and submit assignments.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • The Economics of Global Health Policy
  • The Politics of Global Health Policy
  • Environmental Change and Global Health Policy
  • Issues in Global Health Policy
  • Project Management and Research Coordination
  • Regulatory Affairs, Good Clinical Practice and Ethics
  • Data Management
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Global Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Health Systems

Lecturers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Postgraduate Diploma or the MSc - 2-5 years Postgraduate Certificate - 1-5 years
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits
    • Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits
    • Master's – 180 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A first or second class honours degree or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in:
  • a scientific subject (e.g. biology, medicine, nursing or pharmacy); or
  • a social science subject such as: anthropology, demography, development studies, economics, environmental studies, human rights, geography, international politics, international relations, sociology, policy studies, politics, political science, or water and sanitation

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13930 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13930 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • Master's £13,930
  • Postgraduate Diploma £11,030
  • Postgraduate Certificate £8,130

Funding

There are many ways to fund your studies at the School. Our students receive funding from more than 200 different sources, including charities, government agencies, companies and individual benefactors. You can find out more information about our scholarships on the Fees & Funding section of the website.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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