Taught course

Global Health and Public Policy

University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science

Entry requirements

No specific academic or professional background is required but applicants should normally have at least a second-class honours degree or equivalent in social science, science, medicine, nursing or other related discipline. Eligibility from beyond the UK will be based on the National Academic Recognition Information Centre scheme. Applications are also welcomed on the basis of appropriate professional experience or technical qualifications. Applicants who are non-graduates will be required to write an essay and to demonstrate recent professional study or research involvement or publications.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme addresses the impacts of globalisation on public health with a strong focus on how health policy is increasingly being shaped beyond the nation state by international organisations and by transnational corporations. The programme examines the complex relationships between health objectives and the trade policies of leading states. It addresses and critiques the expanded roles of the commercial sector and civil society, the recent development of influential global health "partnerships" such as the Global Fund against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and the emergence of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 131 651 3064