Taught course

Health Systems and Global Policy

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Qualifications: You will normally need at least a 2.1 honours degree or GPA 3.4 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. Language requirements: IELTS 7.0 with IELTS 6.5 in writing. Other: Strong personal statement

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.

The health systems and global policy masters is part of a wider programme of study in global and international health within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The programmes are directed by Professor Allyson Pollock who leads a multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical academics. The teaching is informed by a concern for social justice, and offers a multidisciplinary analysis of the current global challenges for public health and health policy.

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.

MSc Health Systems and Global Policy is available for study for one year full-time, or two years part-time, on campus or via distance learning.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr James Lancaster
Email
j.p.lancaster@qmul.ac.uk