Taught course

Health Systems and Global Policy

Institution
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You will normally need at least a 2.1 honours degree or GPA 3.2/4.0 or GPA 3.4/5.0 or equivalent in a relevant subject, such as medicine, the health sciences, nursing or the social sciences. We also welcome applications from those who have studied a less directly related subject at undergraduate level, but who can demonstrate interest and motivation in this area. At least one year in a primary care setting is desired. You should have IELTS 7.0 or PTE academic 68, with IELTS 6.5 or PTE 62 in writing. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language entry requirements. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme considers how health policy can be used to shape the principles and practice of effective, fair and evidence based public health care in different countries, and to inform healthcare systems in national and local settings.

An important focus of the programme is the theoretical and practical principles of solidarity in health care systems. The programme analyses the principles of health systems, and makes global linkages to social, political, economic, and cultural issues and themes in individual countries. Specialist modules include: health systems reform and planning; globalisation and the political economy of health.

You will gain an understanding of competition and trade law and regulation and its application to public health care. This programme is of particular interest to you, if you are a medical and clinical practitioner, a civil servant, a public health practitioner, a social or political scientist, a lab scientist, or work for an NGO. This programme is led by Professor Allyson Pollock, a leading public health intellectual, and delivered by a truly multi-disciplinary team.

This programme will:

  • Focus on the theoretical and practical principles of solidarity in health care systems and how to achieve integration in health care.
  • Give you the opportunity to critically appraise clinical evidence. Interaction with clinicians will focus on aspects of infectious diseases as well as chronic disease management and long term care.
  • You will also gain an understanding of competition and trade law and regulation and its application to public health care.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr James Lancaster
Email
j.p.lancaster@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 7212