M.Sc. Global Health Policy (Distance Learning) (online)

  • Online
  • Not specified
  • GBP12360 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP12360 per Year (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Global Health Policy by Distance Learning (Certificate, Diploma and MSc) courses aim to provide students with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to protect and promote population health in a globalising world.

Description

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Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters by Distance Learning.

These courses are aimed at students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health. It will be of value especially to those who may be seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organisations, health-related research institutions, non-governmental organisations and private consultancies.

Aims & Objectives

The course aims to develop:

  • a solid grounding in various theories and practices concerned with global health policy
  • an understanding of the emerging institutional structures and governance mechanisms to address global health issues
  • a good appreciation of relevant health policy research methods, such as comparative analysis and cross country learning
  • an ability to apply these analytical and methodological skills to address the multifaceted challenges posed by global health issues.

Support

The support you will receive will include:

  • a web-based virtual learning environment (including web conferencing, allowing you to pose questions and engage in academic discussions with tutors and fellow students)
  • written, personalised feedback from teaching staff and advice on assignments

You can also communicate with other distance learning students, either individually or by setting up your own learning support groups.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP12360 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

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  • GBP12360 per year ( National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

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Credits 180

Credits will be awarded to all modules (15 credits each) and (MSc only) the integrating module (30 credits) successfully completed. To successfully pass an award the following credits must be gained:

  • Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits
  • MSc – 180 credits
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Structure Self-paced
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course structure

  • Postgraduate Certificate: 4 compulsory core modules
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules (4 compulsory modules + 4 elective modules)
  • MSc: Either 9 modules (4 compulsory core and 5 electives) plus a project reportor12 modules (4 compulsory core plus 8 electives)
Module selection

Postgraduate Certificate

The Certificate comprises the 4 core modules which are also common to the Diploma and MSc courses:

  • GHM101 The Economics of Global Health Policy
  • GHM102 The Politics of Global Health Policy
  • GHM103 Environmental Change and Global Health Policy
  • GHM104 Issues in Global Health Policy

After successfully completing the core modules, those registered for the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc must successfully pass a required number of elective modules to complete the award.

Postgraduate Diploma

To complete the Postgraduate Diploma, 4 elective modules (in addition to the 4 core modules) must be studied from the list below.

Master's Degree (MSc)

Students registered for the MSc must choose five elective modules from the list below, and must also complete a project report in their final year. Alternatively, 3 further elective modules may be chosen from the list below in place of the project report.

  • CTM203 Project Management and Research Coordination
  • CTM204 Regulatory Affairs, Good Clinical Practice and Ethics
  • CTM205 Data Management
  • EPM101 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • EPM307 Global Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • GHM201 Health Systems
  • IDM202 Nutrition and Infection
  • IDM213 Immunology of Infection and Vaccines
  • IDM301 Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
  • IDM501 HIV/AIDS
  • IDM502 Tuberculosis
  • IDM503 Malaria
  • PHM201 Analytical Models for Decision Making
  • PHM202 Communicable Disease Control
  • PHM205 Environmental Epidemiology
  • PHM207 Health Care Evaluation
  • PHM211 Medical Anthropology in Public Health
  • PHM213 Principles and Practice of Health Promotion
  • PHM214 Conflict and Health
  • PHM215 History and Health
  • GHM300 Project Module

Note that restrictions and prerequisites may apply to some of the modules below. Not all modules will be available every year.

Credits awarded

Credits will be awarded to all modules (15 credits each) and (MSc only) the integrating module (30 credits) successfully completed. To successfully pass an award the following credits must be gained:

Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits
Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits
Master's – 180 credits

English Language Requirements

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7
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
600
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

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Requirements

All applicants are required to have:

A first or second class honours degree or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in:

  • a scientific subject (e.g. biology, medicine, nursing or pharmacy); or
  • a social science subject such as: anthropology, demography, development studies, economics, environmental studies, human rights, geography, international politics, international relations, sociology, policy studies, politics, political science, or water and sanitation

Qualifications from around the world are accepted; for further guidance please see the School's qualifications for entrance. Students who do not satisfy the entrance requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references.

English Language Requirements

You will meet the English language requirement if you have passed, within the past three years:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English when a minimum overall score of B or 190 is achieved;
  • (IELTS) International English Language Testing System when an overall score of at least 7.0 is achieved with a minimum of 7.0 in the Written sub-test and a minimum of 5.5 in Listening, Reading and Speaking; or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 68 or above, with a minimum of 68 in Writing and a minimum of 59 in Listening, Reading and Speaking
  • (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language overall score of 100 or above with at least 24 in Writing, 23 in Speaking, 22 in Reading and 21 in Listening

Computer Requirements

You must have regular access to a computer (or mobile device*) with an internet connection to use the University of London International Programmes website and the Student Portal. These are where your programme’s study resources are located. Through the Student Portal you can register as a student, enter exams and use your programme’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE provides you with electronic learning materials, access to the University of London Online Library, networking opportunities and other resources.

To get the most from your studies, your computer should have at least the following minimum specification:

  • a web browser (the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer). This must accept cookies and have JavaScript enabled
  • screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
  • sufficient bandwidth to download documents of at least 2 MB

and the following applications installed:

  • word processor that reads Microsoft Word format (.doc)
  • Adobe, or other pdf reader

Some of the CD-ROMs and software provided for use with Epidemiology modules may not be fully compatible with Apple Mac computers.

*Full mobile access is not available for all programmes

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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