Global Public Health and Policy at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Develop a research-led approach to the study of Global Public Health and Policy, and gain the key research skills you will need for doctoral-level study. Your studies will have an emphasis on the social determinants of health; a focus on the interface between politics and policy; a concern for social justice; and a stress upon primary care acting as a platform for effective public health action.

  • Gain all the skills you need to move on to a PhD
  • Undertake analysis which crosses disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, economics, law, geography and public health medicine
  • Benefit from strong links to the NHS, local authorities, policymakers and leading international figures in global health
  • Go on to work in health policy and other fields of public health and public policy with a global perspective
What you'll study If you are involved in health policy and health systems as a medical practitioner, civil servant, lawyer, social or political scientist, or NGO worker, this may be the programme for you. It will interest policy makers who want to understand the bigger picture about global health. Alongside a suite of modules offered in conjunction with the School's Global Health MScs, you will study compulsory modules in research design, qualitative and quantitative methods taken jointly with social science students from a range of disciplines across Queen Mary, King’s College London and Imperial College London as part of the training offered by the ESRC funded London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership. You will begin by developing knowledge of the key concepts and research methods and analysis. These will give you relevant methodological issues and challenges while providing interdisciplinary foundations. As the programme continues, you will gain a more detailed understanding of areas relevant to your interests through specialist and elective modules. Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is comprised of two renowned and prestigious teaching hospitals: St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London. Both continue to make an outstanding contribution to modern medicine and together have been consistently ranked among the top five in the UK for medicine. Structure
  • Six compulsory modules
  • 15,000-word dissertation


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Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject, such as Medicine, Nursing, the health sciences or the social sciences. Applicants with a 2:2 degree and relevant experience in the field will be considered on an individual basis.

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Global Public Health and Policy at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS