Taught course

Public Health Policy

University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political 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.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc/Dip by Research in Public Health Policy aims to provide a rigorous postgraduate training to graduates interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research across public health and social sciences. It offers a structured training towards either research for a PhD or MPhil or, as a stand-alone degree, the basis for a research career.

The programme is designed to be accessible to students from diverse academic backgrounds, notably the medical and social sciences, and will enable students to develop the skills necessary to conduct research in international public health policy.

The programme integrates generic social science and discipline-specific public health research training, and applies social science research methods to public health issues. Students benefit from a broad range of training not only in the Centre for International Public Health Policy, but also in the School of Social & Political Studies and the Public Health Sciences section.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


part time
24 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Mark Hellowell
+44 (0) 131 651 1330