Taught course

Health Policy

Imperial College London · Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have achieved a 2:1 (or national equivalent) or better in their first degree, which can be in any discipline. Because this is a course aimed at people working in the healthcare sector, applicants normally require experience of two years within this sector. For participants where English is not their first language, they must demonstrate an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 or better.

Months of entry


Course content

Run by the Centre for Health Policy (CHP), this 2 year part time Masters course offers a chance for those working in the health sector to learn from international experts on important aspects of health policy.

The course is designed for people working in the health sector such as government officials, clinicians and employees of health insurance companies, consulting companies and healthcare industries. Rather than having to take time out of your career to study, it offers the chance, through intensive blocks of teaching coupled with personal study, to gain a Masters qualification from Imperial College London, one of the top universities in the world.

During the two years, you will attend four two-week teaching sessions at Imperial College. You will also complete an individual dissertation under the joint supervision of Imperial College staff and your chosen organisation.

You will acquire:
A detailed theoretical and practical understanding of health policy from leading health policy academics and practitioners.
Quantitative and qualitative research techniques to be able to carry out your own original study in health policy.
The ability to critique existing and emerging health policy on the basis of evidence and knowledge.
A comparative perspective on health policy which considers the challenges affecting different regions and countries as well as different potential responses to them..
An international network of high-flying peers.
Skills and knowledge that will fully equip you for leading roles in the healthcare sector.
A CV-enhancing Masters qualification from a world leading university.

Information for international students

do not live in London, how will I stay in touch between sessions Much of the course content will be available on- line and tutors available to answer questions for exam preparation or essay writing. Research project supervisions can be done remotely using video or tele-conferencing facilities.

Fees and funding

The fees for the whole of the course are £10,000 for UK/EU participants and £20,000 for International participants. This will need to be paid in two equal instalments in advance of sessions 1 and 3.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dawn Campbell
+44 (0)207 594 1305