City, University of London

City, University of London

Health Policy

City's MSc Health Policy is the ideal route for graduates looking to start, change or develop their career within the health policy field. It combines an international focus and academic rigour with the development of practical, transferable skills that can be applied in a wide range of real-world health policy, planning and management settings. We welcome applications from graduates (UK or international) from any academic discipline. The course is also suitable for established professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, including: medical, nursing and allied health professions; health management and administration; public health; national and local government; national NGOs; international agencies; research institutions and consultancies; and pharmaceutical, insurance and other health-related industries.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. We also consider applications from individuals who may not have prior experience of working within the health sector but who have plans for a career in health policy.
Applicants who do not hold a degree but do have relevant employment experience in the health sector may be considered.

Course modules

Core modules
HPM001 The Health Policy Process, Politics and Power; PHM004 Social Determinants of Health; HPM004 International Health Systems; HPM006 Health Economics; HRM020 Foundations in Research Methods and Data Analysis*
* The core module HRM020 covers basic research skills and enables you to perform entry-level statistics. It forms the first part of the 30-credit module HRM001 Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis, which goes on to cover more advanced research skills. If you choose to take HRM001, this will replace the core module HRM020.

Elective modules:
HRM001 Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis*; HPM003 Health policy in Britain; PHM001 Public health**; PHM003 Global health**; HMM002 Strategic management in healthcare†; HMM008 Health innovation and change†; HMM026 Finance and enterprise performance†; HMM022 Management and leadership in healthcare†; HMM025 Economic evaluation and pharma†; APM006 Contemporary issues in mental health;
APM017 Engaging technology;
FPM001 Food and public policy.

* The core module HRM020 covers basic research skills and enables you to perform entry-level statistics. It forms the first part of the 30-credit module HRM001 Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis, which goes on to cover more advanced research skills. If you choose to take HRM001, this will replace the core module HRM020.

** A maximum of one public health module (PHM001 or PHM003) may be chosen as an elective.

† A maximum of two health management (HMM) modules may be chosen as electives. Depending on module capacity, it may only be possible to take one HMM module.

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary. For further information please click on the CPPD links below each module.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a combination of written coursework, group work and examination. The assessments reflect the learning objectives of the modules.

Sponsorship information

The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January: City University postgraduate scholarships City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount School of Health Sciences International Excellence Scholarships (for international students only) Apply for scholarships using the official scholarships form.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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