Taught course

Global Health Policy (Online Distance Learning)

University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme situates health, health inequalities and health policy in a global context, examining the extent to which health and its determinants are shaped by social, economic and political processes and the impacts on health policy of multiple factors.

With its multidisciplinary approach and online distance learning delivery, this programme will provide you with a flexible and focused examination of health, health inequalities and health policy in a global context.

Whether you’re from a health or social science background, you’ll develop a critical awareness of the role of the state, the commercial sector, civil society and international organisations in health policy and global governance, and an understanding of the challenges confronting policymakers in addressing health and reducing health inequalities.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-21 months
12-21 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 131 651 5074