Global Health Policy by Distance Learning (PG Cert)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
1 - 5 year

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How you will study
distance, online

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About Global Health Policy by Distance Learning at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

These programmes provide students with an in-depth understanding of the planning and delivery of policy responses to global health concerns and issues. They focus on approaches to effective policy-making which contributes to the protection and promotion of population health in a globalising world, at both national and transnational levels.

These programmes are aimed at students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health. They will be of value especially to those seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organisations, health-related research institutions, non-governmental organisations and private consultancies. Find out more about our graduate careers and destinations.

The aims and learning outcomes are detailed in the programme specification.

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Study options for this course

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  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyDistance, OnlineHow long you will study1 - 5 year
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  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyDistance, OnlineHow long you will study2 - 5 years
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyDistance, OnlineHow long you will study2 - 5 years
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Notes about fees for this course

For up to date fees, please see our fees and funding pages: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/fees-funding

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

All applicants are required to have:

A first or second class honours degree or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in:

  • a scientific subject (e.g. biology, medicine, nursing or pharmacy); or
  • a social science subject such as: anthropology, demography, development studies, economics, environmental studies, human rights, geography, international politics, international relations, sociology, policy studies, politics, political science, or water and sanitation

Qualifications from around the world are accepted; for further guidance please see the School's qualifications for entrance. Students who do not satisfy the entrance requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references.

English Language Requirements

It is essential that you have an adequate command of the English Language to carry out your studies. The following may be considered as acceptable evidence of English language proficiency:

  • substantial education (minimum of eighteen months) conducted and assessed in English, or
  • substantial work experience (minimum of eighteen months) conducted in English.

If you do not meet one of the above requirements then you will be required to have passed one of the following within the past three years:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English when a minimum overall score of 185 is achieved, with at least 176 in Writing and 169 in Listening. If taken prior to January 2015 then you must achieve a minimum overall score of grade B.
  • (IELTS) International English Language Testing System when an overall score of at least 7.0 is achieved with a minimum of 6.5 in the Written sub-test and a minimum of 5.5 in Listening, Reading and Speaking.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 68 or above, with a minimum of 62 in Writing and a minimum of 59 in Listening, Reading and Speaking.
  • (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language overall score of 100 or above with at least 24 in Writing, 23 in Speaking, 22 in Reading and 21 in Listening.

Where an applicant does not meet the required English language level but believes they can demonstrate the required level for admission the University may, at its discretion, consider the application.

Computer Requirements

You must have regular access to a computer (or mobile device*) with an internet connection to use the University of London International Programmes website and the Student Portal. These are where your programme's study resources are located. Through the Student Portal you can register as a student, enter exams and use your programme's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE provides you with electronic learning materials, access to the University of London Online Library, networking opportunities and other resources.

To get the most from your studies, your computer should have at least the following minimum specification:

  • a web browser (the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer). This must accept cookies and have JavaScript enabled
  • screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
  • sufficient bandwidth to download documents of at least 2 MB

and the following applications installed:

  • word processor that reads Microsoft Word format (.doc)
  • Adobe, or other pdf reader

Some of the CD-ROMs and software provided for use with Epidemiology modules may not be fully compatible with Apple Mac computers.

*Full mobile access is not available for all programmes

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