The Global Health Policy (Online Learning) programme offered by The University of Edinburgh situates health, health inequalities and health policy in a global context, examining the extent to which health and its determinants are shaped by social, economic and political processes and the impacts on health policy of multiple factors.
With its multidisciplinary approach and online distance learning delivery,this programme will provide you with a flexible and focused examination of health, health inequalities and health policy in a global context.
Whether you’re from a health or social science background, you’ll develop a critical awareness of the role of the state, the commercial sector, civil society and international organisations in health policy and global governance, and an understanding of the challenges confronting policymakers in addressing health and reducing health inequalities.
Our students come from a diverse range of professional, personal, disciplinary and geographical backgrounds. Many use our MSc as an investment to develop their careers or to move into a more policy-focused role, though the programme also has an academic orientation and is therefore good preparation for further research at the PhD level.
The programme aims to equip students for senior roles in national, regional or global health organisations, research institutions, non-governmental organisations and private sector consultancies.
On graduating, you will have the skills you need to help these organisations respond to a range of key global issues, from the emergence of new pandemics and antibiotic resistance, to the role of private actors in strengthening healthcare systems, to the challenge of regulating multinational corporations as part of efforts to combat non-communicable diseases.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Public Health and Health Policy
- Core Elective courses:
- Global Health Governance
- Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health
- Health Systems Analysis
- Researching Health Policy: Qualitative Approaches
- Researching Health Policy: Quantitative Approaches
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- No Attendance
DisciplinesHealth Sciences Public Policy View 259 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
International5170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5170 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA5170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5170 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
- Online Learning Scholarships
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.
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!
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.