Taught course

Public Health - Health Management, Planning and Policy (International)

University of Leeds · Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development

Entry requirements

A medical degree or bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) or equivalent qualification in a related discipline (eg medicine, health, science, social sciences, management or administration).

All applicants must have a minimum of two years’ work experience in a health service or developing health system in a low-middle income country.

In exceptional cases, we may accept extensive work experience in health services or health systems for applicants who do not fully meet the stated academic requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

You are reading course information for the 12-month variant of Public Health - Health Management, Planning and Policy (International) programme. If you are interested in the 18-month variant, please follow the links at the right-hand side of this page under the heading 'related courses'.

This programme deals with the management, planning and policy issues for public health services in countries with developing health systems. It will help you acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for building new health services and improving existing health systems.

You’ll learn to:
• take a proactive role in problem-solving, critically reviewing evidence and arriving at informed decisions

  • communicate, plan and manage tasks independently and as part of a team
  • evaluate different strategies for disease control in order to select the most effective and feasible programmes
  • review policies, situations and issues in the field of health management, planning and policy-making, with particular reference to strengthening health policy for government and NGO sectors.

The programme also helps you to develop analytical thinking, independent learning and an awareness of continuing professional development opportunities.

You’ll study in an international learning environment with fellow-professionals from a range of countries and areas of expertise.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Leeds Institute of Health Sciences Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 0806