What will I learn?

Explore how the principles and practice of effective and fair public healthcare can inform health policy and healthcare systems in national and local settings This course focuses on the theoretical and practical principles of solidarity in healthcare systems. You’ll study the links between health systems and social, political, economic, and cultural issues within countries and themes.

  • Focus on the social determinants of health; the interface between politics and policy and social justice
  • Gain an understanding of competition and trade law and regulation and its application to public healthcare
  • Learn how effective primary care can act as a platform for effective public health action
  • 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

Facilities

At Queen Mary you will have access to a number of advanced facilities, some of which are designated exclusively to postgraduate students. These include:

  • the Blizard Building, which has state of-the-art facilities for students and staff including open-plan research laboratories, office space, a 400-seater lecture theatre and a café, and several seminar rooms
  • a Learning Resources Centre, open around the clock, with 200 networked PCs solely for the use of postgraduate students
  • medical libraries located at The Royal London and Barts hospitals and at the Queen Mary Mile End campus
  • access to the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • research access to the British Library.

Career paths

This programme will be of particular interest if you are a medical and clinical practitioner, a civil servant, public health practitioner, social and political scientist, lab scientist or NGO worker. Our students gain a global perspective and are equipped to enhance capacity and work effectively in multidisciplinary teams on behalf of local populations.

Which department am I in?

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

20 September 2021

Venue

Whitechapel

Turner Street,

London,

Tower Hamlets,

E1 2AD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelors Degree. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

For international students

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. Other routes: Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MSc Global Health Systems Theory and Policy. IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, and 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary is ranked among the 25 most internationally diverse universities in the world and is home to a hugely diverse student population.

  • A leading higher education provider in the UK
  • One of the 24 Russell Group institutions
  • Houses 300 societies and 60 sports clubs
  • Has produced eight Nobel Prize Winners