12 months
23000 GBP/year
10700 GBP/year
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Explore public health from a global perspective, and build your understanding of policy-making to address health inequalities in an applied setting with this Global Public Health and Policy degree offered at University of Bath.

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This specialist master's course aims to develop your interest in approaches that improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations. It's designed to provide you with an in-depth grounding in public health in a worldwide context.

Taking a strong global perspective, the course places public health interventions within different social contexts, with a particular focus on policy.

You will explore the various elements that go into developing, implementing and sustaining evidence-based, public health policy. This will help you gain a greater appreciation of necessary adaptations to suit different contexts, countries and regions.

As you critically appraise public policy in different settings, you will build strong experimental, practical, analytical and evaluative skills.

Utilising our links with leading public health organisations, you will also work with practitioners and groups to develop a research project in an area of particular interest.

The Global Public Health and Policy MSc at University of Bath brings together Bath’s internationally-renowned work in applied health research, behavioural psychology, social policy, governance and public policy, international development, health and social care.

Graduate prospects

With a strong grounding in public health and health policy, you will be well equipped to respond to public health challenges in fast-paced political, media and technological contexts.

You could go on to work as an epidemiologist, health scientist, public health advisor or practitioner, field consultant, global health educator, policy analyst, environmental health practitioner or NGO aid worker.

Your skills will lend themselves to working in government agencies, international organisations, private research, academia, international charitable foundations or other NGOs.

There’s also the option to progress your studies to doctoral level.

Programme Structure


  • Identifying public health solutions
  • Policy formation and implementation
  • Global public health evaluation and monitoring
  • Public health scale up and sustainability
  • Problem definition and prioritisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
  • To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as health psychology, health and exercise science, health sciences, social policy, social science, medicine or sport and exercise science. We will also consider graduates with an undergraduate degree in other subjects where you have substantial relevant professional experience.
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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