Global Health Policy (Certificate, Diploma and MSc)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration 2 Years
  • Postgraduate
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
    2 Years

These courses 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.

Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

These are the world's first Master's level courses on global health policy by distance learning. They 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.

· Requirements

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

What you'll learn on the course

Public Health
Health Care
Environmental epidemiology
Medical Anthropology
Disease Control
Health Systems

Course programme

Postgraduate Certificate

The Certificate comprises the 4 core modules which are also common to the Diploma and MSc courses:

· GHM101 The Economics of Global Health Policy

· GHM102 The Politics of Global Health Policy

· GHM103 Environmental Change and Global Health Policy

· GHM104 Issues in Global Health Policy

After successfully completing the core modules, those registered for the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc must successfully pass a required number of elective modules to complete the award.

Postgraduate Diploma

To complete the Postgraduate Diploma, 4 elective modules (in addition to the 4 core modules) must be studied from the list below.

Master's Degree (MSc)

Students registered for the MSc must choose five elective modules from the list below, and must also complete a project report in their final year. Alternatively, 3 further elective modules may be chosen from the list below in place of the project report.

· CTM203 Project Management and Research Coordination

· CTM204 Regulatory Affairs, Good Clinical Practice and Ethics

· CTM205 Data Management

· EPM101 Fundamentals of Epidemiology

· EPM307 Global Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases

· GHM201 Health Systems

· IDM202 Nutrition and Infection

· IDM213 Immunology of Infection and Vaccines

· IDM301 Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries


· IDM502 Tuberculosis

· IDM503 Malaria

· PHM201 Analytical Models for Decision Making

· PHM202 Communicable Disease Control

· PHM205 Environmental Epidemiology

· PHM207 Health Care Evaluation

· PHM211 Medical Anthropology in Public Health

· PHM213 Principles and Practice of Health Promotion

· PHM214 Conflict and Health

· PHM215 History and Health

· GHM300 Project Module

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