It offers a structured training towards research for a PhD, providing the basis for a research career.
The Global Health Policy programme at The University of Edinburgh was established to carry out and disseminate research in health policy and provide exceptional postgraduate teaching.
Focusing on the principles of equity, access and universality, we have gained an international reputation for the quality and social relevance of our research.
GHPU staff have a history of conducting outstanding research and of playing a leading role in debates around the impact of current policies on public health and social inequalities.
We contribute to the world’s leading peer-reviewed journals and to professional journals, as well as the wider media.
Training and support
We offer PhD students a supportive research environment in which you’ll find senior academics and research fellows working together on team-based projects. You are encouraged to contribute to GHPU’s ongoing projects.
All postgraduates researching public health policy are encouraged to take part in seminars and to take advantage of training courses run at School, College and University level.
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Programme StructureOur research is organised around the following four intersecting themes, each of which is central to contemporary policy debates:
- Commercial sector and public health
- Health systems and global governance
- Social determinants of health and public policy
- Science, advocacy and health policy
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Development Public Policy View 38 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21150 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
PhD part-time fees
- Overseas: £10,575
- Home: £2,250
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