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MSc Global Health Policy

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October 2024

Programme Duration

2-5 years (MSc and PGDip) | 1-5 years (PGCert)

Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

Develop multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the field of global health policy and policymaking. Advance critical analysis and life-long learning skills through a diverse, research-informed programme of study developed by LSHTM experts. Study independently online, in your own time and at your own pace.

Key features

  1. A mark of excellence

    Benefit from a degree developed by world-leading academic staff at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), an institution at the forefront of global health for over 120 years – from pioneering work on vaccines to making the first link between smoking and lung cancer.

  2. Boost your career prospects

    Gain the skills you need to launch or advance your career in global health. You’ll learn to apply principles of economics, politics, environmental and public health to real world global health challenges and policy debates, preparing you for roles in health organisations, health-related research institutions, NGOs and private consultancies. 

  3. Study online anywhere in the world

    Fit your studies around your existing commitments and pursue an internationally recognised degree without putting your life on hold or relocating. Continue to build your career momentum while gaining the knowledge and skills to unlock future opportunities. Benefit from comprehensive study materials written specifically for the programmes by leading experts.

  4. Unlock a wealth of study resources

    Access detailed study materials and activities, essential and recommended readings, past examination papers and more via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Receive personalised assignment feedback, teaching team support and discuss module materials with other students through the online discussion forums.

  5. Join our global network of alumni

    After you graduate, you'll continue to enjoy a lifelong link to the University of London and LSHTM, with benefits including global alumni events and free online courses. You'll join a distinguished community of alumni around the world, which includes Nobel prize-winners and leaders in law, finance, humanities and other fields.


Alumni inspiration: Molly Williams, MSc Global Health Policy, USA

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What our students say

“The course content is constantly updated, kept live and interesting, and further fuelled my desire to continue my academic learning.”

Elizabeth Eves, UK

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Start dates

  • October 2024 - application deadline closes