Taught course

Health Policy

Imperial College London · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree (or equivalent) with 2 years work experience in the health policy sector. Requirements may be relaxed if very relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This 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 blocks at Imperial College. You will also complete an individual dissertation under the joint supervision of Imperial staff and your chosen, approved, organisation. The first cohort started in 2011 and feedback so far has been very positive.

Information for international students

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 is required to prove English language proficiency.

Fees and funding

Fees are £5,250 for Home/EU and £10,500 for International students for first year. Second year of the course will have same fees plus inflation.

Qualification and course duration


full time
- months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations23
Written coursework / continuous assessment37
Dissertation40 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Peter Howitt