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Health Policy

City, University of London

12 months
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17170 GBP/year
11020 GBP/year
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About

This Health Policy course from City, University of London is designed to help you understand, navigate and influence the 21st century health and health care environment.

Overview

This Health Policy course from City, University of London is the ideal route for graduates looking to start, change or develop their career within the health policy field. It combines an international focus and academic rigour with the development of practical, transferable skills that can be applied in a wide range of real-world health policy, planning and management settings.

We welcome applications from graduates (UK or international) from any academic discipline. The course is suitable for established professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, including:

  • medical, nursing and allied health professions
  • health management and administration
  • public health
  • national and local government
  • national NGOs
  • international agencies
  • research institutions and consultancies
  • pharmaceutical, insurance and other health-related industries.

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Objectives

Health and health care policy are at the top of the political agenda around the world. People are living longer, consumers are expecting more from their health services and chronic illnesses are becoming prevalent. Medical technology is advancing rapidly, creating ever-increasing demand for the latest treatments.

Health policy affects and is affected by all of these factors. It aims to meet the growing challenges facing health systems by providing answers to such questions as:

  • How can we best meet people’s changing health needs?
  • How can we control spiralling health costs, while maintaining high quality and comprehensive health services?
  • What is the most effective way of organising and paying for health care?
  • How can we tackle inequalities in health and access to care?
  • How can we measure and improve the performance of health systems?

City’s MSc in Health Policy gives you the knowledge and tools you need to understand, analyse and influence the health policy process, and to operate within an increasingly complex policy environment.

You will analyse the social, political and economic factors that affect policy at a local, national and international level. You will explore how and where policy is made, and who the key players are; and learn how to present your ideas clearly and persuasively to a range of influential stakeholders to bring about change.

Career prospects

Because health and health care are such high priorities for both the public and policy makers, health policy specialists will continue to be in high demand. Therefore, if you are working or want to work within any health-related organisation in the public, private or third sectors, this course will help you develop the key transferable skills you need to succeed.

Graduates of the MSc Health Policy have gone on to a variety of policy, campaigning/advocacy and research roles within the public sector such as:

  • The NHS and international ministries of health
  • NGOs and third-sector organisations including the Patients Association and a number of professional associations
  • The private sector such as consultancy, corporate communications and pharmaceutical companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The health policy process, politics and power
  • International health systems
  • Health economics
  • Evidence-Based Evaluation
  • Health policy in Britain

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for this course, you must have:

  • a second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. We also consider applications from individuals who may not have prior experience of working within the health sector but who have plans for a career in health policy.
  • significant relevant employment experience in the health sector may be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17170 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11020 GBP per year during 12 months.

Full-time per year

  • UK: £11,020
  • Overseas/EU: £17,170

Part-time per year

  • UK: £5,510
  • Overseas/EU: £8,585

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.

Funding

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