Taught course

Global Health: Economics and Policy

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Economics

Entry requirements


Bachelor's in a science or social science subject.

Eligible degree subjects include (but are not limited to) Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Biological Science, Biomedical Science, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Geography, Health Science, and Human Biology.

Applicants must show evidence of having completed quantitative (statistics) modules.

Candidates with professional qualifications or relevant professional experience in an associated area will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Studying this new course, you’ll learn to analyse existing and emerging health and economics challenges of the 21st century, such as pandemics, economics growth, demographic changes, climate changes and the environment. You’ll receive training in modern health economics from a global perspective, covering topics such as inequality, development, environment and public health-care delivery.

How effective are health policies implemented around the world? What role does economic and population growth play in the sustainable development goals? How does climate change affect the distribution of health and well-being? These are some of the modern-day challenges you will study on the MSc Global Health: Economics and Policy.

Studying in the Department of Economics within the School of Law and Social Sciences at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research Economics departments. Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will have close contact with the academic staff teaching on the course and you will receive individual support from the course director whilst being able to tailor your degree to your interests.

On graduation you’ll be prepared to work for international organisations, government, NGOs, consultancies and think-tanks.

  • Excellent career prospects with economics graduates having an impressive employment record and starting salaries amongst the highest in the country
  • Be part of a relatively small cohort enabling you to receive individual support from the course director and other academic staff

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Economics Postgraduate Admissions