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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Global Health Policy

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"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking."
Martin Luther King Jr

Welcome from the Programme Director

Dr Mark Hellowell

Our online MSc Global Health Policy programme provides students with the skills they need to play a leading role in the formulation of health policies at the national and transnational levels. Situated within the Global Public Health Unit here in the School of Social and Political Science our online MSc Global Health Policy offers exactly the same access to staff expertise at the front-line of addressing global health goals as our on-campus MSc Global Health Policy - giving students access to an academically challenging but welcoming environment, and to a diverse range of postgraduate courses offered in one of the world's leading centres for social science research.

This programme is designed to maximise interactivity, with videos, podcasts and instructor-moderated, high-quality discussions among students and staff through online forums. It 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.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about the programme.

Best wishes,
Dr Mark Hellowell

Fees, Funding and Scholarships

How to apply

You must apply online for MSc Global Health Policy ensuring you select the correct level  (i.e. MSc, PGDip or PG Cert) and length of study that you require from the options available.

We recommend that you also look over the Information and FAQs on applying for postgraduate study on the main University web site before submitting your application. 

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


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