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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Service Policy / Planning Health Studies Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary


These programmes provide students with an in-depth understanding of the planning and delivery of policy responses to global health concerns and issues. They focus on approaches to effective policy-making which contributes to the protection and promotion of population health in a globalising world, at both national and transnational levels.

These programmes 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. They will be of value especially to those 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


5 years

Start date



This module introduces students to economic concepts, practice and evidence concerning the global economy and its relation to global health. It aims to improve students? understanding of essential economic principles in global health policy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry 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.

University information

Students, academics, and professionals study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned Master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health. Over the last 120 years, LSHTM has spearheaded world-leading research and teaching within a global network of academics, alumni, students and partners....more

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