A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
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
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)131 651 1560/3064