Research course

International Public Health Policy

University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Global Health Policy Unit(GHPU) was established at the University to carry out research in health policy, disseminate its research and provide exceptional postgraduate teaching. Focusing on the principles of equity, access, and universality, Professor Allyson Pollock and her colleagues have gained an international reputation for the quality and social relevance of their research.

Their work covers five main areas:

  • public-private partnerships and marketisation;
  • globalisation and health;
  • comparative health systems;
  • the role of pharmaceuticals in health services and clinical research;
  • regulation, intellectual property, and freedom of information.

GHPU staff have a history of conducting outstanding research and of playing a leading role in debates around the impact of current policies on public health and social inequalities. They contribute to the world's leading peer-reviewed journals and to professional journals, as well as the wider media.

Research proposals are welcome at any time, particularly in the following areas:

  • public-private partnerships and marketisation;
  • globalisation and health;
  • clinical trials, regulation and intellectual property;
  • comparative health systems.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 131 651 3064