Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Global Health Systems

This course focuses on the key components of effective health systems and the policy instruments available to support theiroperation; using a multidisciplinary approach and working with global experts, students learn how to evaluate alternative policy options for improving health system functioning and formulate appropriate responses to specific health system problems; working throughout the course on health systems problems in specific settings, students develop strategic plans to tackle those problems and through their dissertation work, focus on an issue relevant in their workplace or future career plans.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health-related area; diplomates should have completed the final exam of a professional body; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Course modules

Modules: Health systems; international public health; global health and social policy; researching global health and development; research design and proposal writing; dissertation (MSc only); plus 3 electives from: gender, health and development; HIV and development; project design and management; policy and practice in complex emergencies; psychosocial interventions for displaced populations; sexual and reproductive health; social development and policy and planning; independent study.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,670 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,240 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 680 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,200 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time £ 680 per Credit module (home fees) 4 months
PgCert Full-time £ 1,200 per Credit module (overseas fees) 4 months
PgDip Full-time £ 680 per Credit module (home fees) 8 months
PgDip Full-time £ 1,200 per Credit module (overseas fees) 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Edinburgh EH21 6UU Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0131 474 0000