University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Health Inequalities and Public Policy

This programme considers the diverse range of influences that contribute to individual and population health and examines the extent of inequalities in health status within and between different groups; it also critically examines current understandings of the causes of health inequalities and considers their implications for public-policy interventions. The programme makes use of analysis of the distribution of power and wealth in society; it evaluates public policies that address the social determinants of population health, examines the work of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health and analyses its conceptual framework and policy agenda.

Entry requirements

The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor's Honours degree with at least 2.1 or its international equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

The University offers 2 residential full-time Master's scholarships and 3 Master's scholarships for this programme; each full-time residential scholarship covers the overseas rate of tuition fee (maximum �15,450), while each distance learning scholarship has a total value over the duration of the programme of �9,000 which is deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study; candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK 1st Class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3064