M.Sc. Global Health & Public Policy

The University of Edinburgh

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Finding answers to the key questions confronting global health policy and practice is vital. Through this programme, presented by the Global Public Health Unit, you will explore the issues that shape public health and build the knowledge and skills necessary to address them.

From the impact of globalisation and the recent development of influential global health partnerships to the complex relationships between health objectives and the trade policies of leading states, youll learn to understand, critically appraise and apply key concepts and theories within policy studies, international political economy and public health science.

Offering an innovative research-led approach, the programme draws on our interdisciplinary academic expertise.

Contents

You will complete two compulsory courses and a number of optional courses. In addition, you will undertake research training in a variety of methodologies and research techniques.

After two semesters of taught courses you will work towards an independently researched dissertation.

Requirements

The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor Honours degree with at least 2:1 or its international equivalent.

An official transcript and certificate (if the degree has been awarded) is required upon application. References are not required upon initial application but may be requested at a later stage in the application process.

Where work experience is taken into consideration, an up-to-date CV and work reference is required.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

80 (Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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