Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme analyses the key international organisations and legal instruments that influence national public health policies. It critically examines the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) and key international conventions and protocols, and asks what the WHO's role is when so many public health challenges are related to environmental change and other areas of sectoral governance such as trade or human rights, and with so many other public and private'sector players on the global health field.

Course Modules

Modules include: Public health, international law and governance; epidemiology and statistics; health inequalities and social determinants of health; health systems, economics, and policy; specialist module; human rights and public health; plus elective modules; social determinants of health: ecological approaches; primary health care: theory and practice; globalisation and health care reform; patients, quality, and safety; globalisation and contemporary medical ethics; migration, culture and health; intellectual property, medicine and health; climate change law and policy; global politics of health; managing innovation and change in health systems: policy and practice; narrative medicine in clinical practice: patients, families and teams; research project: 15,000 word dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg, GPA 3.2/4.0) in a relevant subject, such as law, medicine, the health sciences, nursing or the social sciences. Applicants that have studied a less directly related subject at undergraduate level, but who can demonstrate interest and motivation will be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 610, IBTOEFL 100, PTE academic 68.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,800  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,900  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,000  Academic year. First year home fees