Global Health Policy at Keele University - UCAS

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Course summary

From policies to pandemics, the governance of global health is both vital and challenging. Our Global Health Policy MSc at Keele aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in policy analysis, to help improve the health of populations at a local, national and global scale. Understand the various actors and institutions influencing global health policy across different arenas, including the health threats arising from globalisation and urbanisation. Explore and evaluate the need for multi-disciplinary approaches for addressing cross-cutting health challenges both now and in the future. Your experiences will support you in becoming a changemaker for today's society, and in preparation for future generations. Why choose this course?

  • Benefit from leading expertise in health policy research, public policy evaluation, sustainable development and international development
  • Specialist knowledge of Britain, the European Union, Western and Central Europe, Eurasia, the Balkans, USA and The Middle East, has led to staff advising governments and testifying in Parliament
  • A strong focus on the politics and international relations of complex health policy challenges and the policy/institutional responses to these
  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community with opportunities to engage with Keele’s research centres
Keele's MSc in Global Health Policy examines the need to reduce health inequalities across the globe, at various geographic scales. This programme introduces you to the key concepts and challenges of global health policy and how we can tackle and raise awareness of the issues and prepare for potential life-changing problems. Global health management can provide unique challenges such as communication, and ensuring individuals can interpret information, evidence and data accurately. COVID-19 in particular demonstrated that states and societies – in both the Global North and South – were ill-prepared to understand the complications posed by such global health challenges. On this programme, you will critically evaluate why this is at the forefront of effective policy planning and execution. Exploring the obstacles and risks to public health and how these can be prevented through effective and good policy, you will develop advanced skills, enabling you to identify, critically analyse, summarise and propose effective solutions to such problems and challenges. You will also become equipped for independent and group research that aims to support global health developments through answering important questions and sharing knowledge of possible real-life scenarios that will enable us to become better prepared for risks to public health. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: 2:2 degree in a health, psychology, sociology, life sciences or social sciences subject

Fees and funding

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Global Health Policy at Keele University - UCAS