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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

This programme combines academic rigour with the development of practical, transferable skills that can be applied in a wide range of health policy, planning and management settings. Focused on real-world challenges, this master’s degree is the ideal platform for you to explore in detail the many social, political and economic factors that influence health policy development across the world.

Benefits of this course

Core modules cover:

The health policy process, politics and power
International health systems
Health economics
Research methods and policy evaluation.

You will have plenty of scope to pursue your own areas of interest through our wide range of elective modules.

Over the course of your studies, you will address key issues relating to health policy in a range of contexts, including:

How can we best meet people’s changing health needs?
What are the most effective ways to finance and organise health care?
How do we tackle health inequalities?
How do we balance cost-effectiveness with high quality, comprehensive and person-centred health services?


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)

Who is this course for?

This programme is ideal for recent graduates as well as established professionals from a range of backgrounds looking to develop their career in the health policy field.


Health and health care are at the top of political agendas around the world, affecting the lives of countless millions of people and shaping policy at national and international levels.

The policy knowledge and analytical and evaluation skills you will acquire on this master’s degree will be in demand in a wide range of settings, including:

medicine, nursing, public health and allied health professions
health management and administration
national and local government
national and international NGOs and agencies
research institutions and consultancies
the pharmaceutical, insurance and other health-related industries.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,170per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

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