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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Global Health Policy

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The application deadline for this programme is 17th August 2018.

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This Postgraduate Certificate 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 actors.

The programme offers innovative research-led teaching, enabling students to draw on academic expertise from across public health, political science, social policy, economics, medicine, epidemiology, geography and anthropology. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to examining global health policy, and will appeal to students from both health and social science backgrounds.


The PG Certificate is delivered online through a blended method of virtual learning. You will become part of a vibrant and supportive virtual community, and will be taught through a combination of group work and independent study. Assessment for each course will be based on a combination of participation in online discussions and an essay.


Further information regarding Distance Learning support, including a 'quick start' guide for new students is provided by the Graduate School.

Fees and Scholarships

  • Full fees information, including part time fees, is available here.
  • Information on how to pay is available here.
  • Information on funding and scholarships is here.


Edinburgh4Learning offers an intuitive and easy to use funding information tool which allows students to search using a series of handy drop-down lists. Students can access the Edinburgh4Learning portal direct from the Scholarships and Student Funding Services website. Registration requires a valid university of Edinburgh e-mail address and in a matter of moments students can access numerous funding opportunities to help them during their studies.

This programme will next be available for the 2016/7 academic year. Please contact with any questions about the programme at any time.

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