Research course

Global Health Policy

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
MSc by researchPhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme aims to provide rigorous postgraduate training to those interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research across public health and the social sciences. It offers a structured training towards research either for a PhD or as a stand-alone degree, the basis for a research career.

This programme aims to provide rigorous postgraduate training to those interested in pursuing a PhD based on interdisciplinary research across public health and the social sciences.

The Global Public Health Unit (GPHU) was established to carry out and disseminate research in health policy and provide exceptional postgraduate teaching.

Focusing on the principles of equity, access and universality, we have gained an international reputation for the quality and social relevance of our research.

Our research is organised around the following four intersecting themes, each of which is central to contemporary policy debates:

  • Commercial sector and public health
  • Health systems and global governance
  • Social determinants of health and public policy
  • Science, advocacy and health policy

GPHU 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. We contribute to the world’s leading peer-reviewed journals and to professional journals, as well as the wider media.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: International Applicants

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 1560/3064