Masters | Postgraduate Course - Global Health Policy by Distance Learning MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Global Health Policy by Distance Learning MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

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MSc & PG Diploma 2-5yrs and PG Certificate 1-5yrs

The first of its kind by distance learning, this programme provides an in-depth understanding of the planning and delivery of policy responses to global health concerns and issues. It focuses on approaches to effective policy-making which contribute to the protection and promotion of population health in a globalising world, at both national and transnational levels.

The programme will provide you with a solid foundation in the approaches to and practices related to global health policy, as well as an understanding of the institutional structures and governance mechanisms that address global health issues.

Who is it for?

This programme is suitable for students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who wish to understand more about this area of policy. It will be of particular value to those seeking policy-related positions in health organisations, health-related research institutions, NGOs and private consultancies.

Credits awarded

Credits will be awarded to all modules (15 credits each) and the project (MSc only – 45 credits) on successful completion. To obtain a qualification, the following credits must be gained:

  • PG Certificate – 60 credits
  • PG Diploma – 120 credits
  • MSc – 180 credits

 For the most up-to-date programme information and entry requirements visit the programme page.

Module details

Core modules

  • The Economics of Global Health Policy
  • The Politics of Global Health Policy
  • Environmental Change and Global Health Policy
  • Issues in Global Health Policy


The PG Certificate comprises the four core modules. The PG Diploma comprises the core modules plus four elective modules. The MSc consists of the core modules, plus either five elective modules and a project report or eight elective modules.

Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in either a scientific subject (e.g. biology, medicine, nursing or pharmacy); or a social science subject (e.g. anthropology, demography, development studies, economics, environmental studies, human rights, geography, international politics, international relations, law, sociology, policy studies, politics, political science, or water and sanitation).