Taught course

Global Health Policy

Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

From policies to pandemics, the governance of global health is both vital and challenging. Our Global Health Policy MSc at Keele aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in policy analysis, to help improve the health of populations at a local, national and global scale. Understand the various actors and institutions influencing global health policy across different arenas, including the health threats arising from globalisation and urbanisation. Explore and evaluate the need for multi-disciplinary approaches for addressing cross-cutting health challenges both now and in the future. Your experiences will support you in becoming a changemaker for today's society, and in preparation for future generations.

Keele's MSc in Global Health Policy examines the need to reduce health inequalities across the globe, at various geographic scales. This programme introduces you to the key concepts and challenges of global health policy and how we can tackle and raise awareness of the issues and prepare for potential life-changing problems.

Global health management can provide unique challenges such as communication, and ensuring individuals can interpret information, evidence and data accurately. COVID-19 in particular demonstrated that states and societies – in both the Global North and South – were ill-prepared to understand the complications posed by such global health challenges. On this programme, you will critically evaluate why this is at the forefront of effective policy planning and execution.

Exploring the obstacles and risks to public health and how these can be prevented through effective and good policy, you will develop advanced skills, enabling you to identify, critically analyse, summarise and propose effective solutions to such problems and challenges. You will also become equipped for independent and group research that aims to support global health developments through answering important questions and sharing knowledge of possible real-life scenarios that will enable us to become better prepared for risks to public health.

Throughout this programme, you will investigate, analyse and evidence data from a variety of sources, developing your expertise for research and applying your knowledge to real-world issues. These transferable skills will support you for the next steps in your career.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines, we do not anticipate any additional costs for this postgraduate course.

Living costs

Keele University is located on a beautiful campus and has all the facilities of a small town. Student accommodation, shops, restaurants and cafes are all within walking distance of the teaching buildings. This is a very cost effective way to live and to reduce your living costs.

Planning your funding

It's important to plan carefully for your funding before you start your course. Please be aware that not all postgraduate courses and not all students are eligible for the UK government postgraduate loans and, in some cases, you would be expected to source alternative funding yourself. If you need support researching your funding options, please contact our Financial Support Team.


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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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