MSc in Health Policy

Top 27 Masters of Science in Health Policy 2017/2018

Health Policy

An MSc, or Master of Science, is a postgraduate degree offered around the world for those students that have accomplished enough coursework to claim a thorough and complete understanding of a topic of study. The degree is abbreviated MSc in Europe and most Commonwealth nations, while the standard denotation in the United States is MS, but the level of education is the same.

What is an MSc in Health Policy? Health policy is the study of setting goals to improve and sustain the good health of a population and the strategies for reaching those goals. It’s a vital tool in every developed nation, as it creates and manages a vision for the future of public health and keeps the populace informed as to that vision and the progress toward it, as well as outlining the priorities and roles of different groups within the society. An MSc in Health Policy will grant the student the education necessary to teach, consult, research or manage those goals, visions and plans.

In most cases, an MSc degree will enable an individual to seek out career paths that are otherwise unobtainable, as well as opening the field to salary increases and new earning potential.

The cost of obtaining an MSc in Health Policy will vary from one school to another, as well as from one country to another.

Careers in the field of health policy are as varied as the individuals that fill them. Consultation for government branches and nonprofits are common, as are education and teaching positions. Management in the field of healthcare is available, as is research to assist in finding the best policies and methods for a specific society.

You can apply for an MSc in Health Policy and start enhancing your career today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Online MS in Health Administration

Saint Joseph's University Online
Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Philadelphia

Our online Master’s in Health Administration is designed for healthcare professionals in the health delivery system who want to advance their career in the management and administrative aspects of health organizations and the health system. [+]

MSc in Health Policy. Online MS in Health Administration - Health Care Ethics Concentration Our online Master’s in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Care Ethics is designed for healthcare professionals who want to advance their career in the management and administrative aspects of health organizations and the health system. Saint Joseph’s provides the necessary framework for dealing with issues such as euthanasia; the use of medical technologies to prolong life; abortion; genetic screening for birth defects; experimentation and informed consent; distribution of scarce medical resources; the right to healthcare and its implications for the healthcare delivery system. The program also offers a background in moral philosophy, which will be included within the scope of the coursework. Online MS in Health Administration - Informatics Concentration Our online Master’s in Health Administration with a concentration in Informatics is designed for healthcare professionals in the health delivery system who want to advance their career in the management and administrative aspects of health organizations and the health system. With a concentration in Informatics, you will gain expertise in information resources management, clinical care, and programming, enabling you to become the communications conduit linking diverse health care professionals. Additional coursework focuses on health information management systems data and infrastructure, providing the case study of IT networks, internets, data interchange, data access, and data management. [-]

MSc Public Health

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2018 Cyprus Larnaca USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 25 more

The MSc Public Health creates professionals who can lead and implement change in public health across the world stage. This Masters course supports the development of public health practitioners through enabling them to negotiate, plan, implement and evaluate policy and practice initiatives. [+]

MSc Public Health The MSc Public Health creates professionals who can lead and implement change in public health across the world stage. This Masters course supports the development of public health practitioners through enabling them to negotiate, plan, implement and evaluate policy and practice initiatives. It also addresses wide-ranging public health issues that arise in diverse cultures, settings and environment. Educational Aim A critical understanding of how quantitative / qualitative research methods and epidemiological investigation are used to create and interpret public health knowledge. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of public health informed by current scholarship and research. Critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline. Use expertise in independent learning using the exploration of knowledge and enquiry to underpin practice. Demonstrate creativity and innovation in tackling and solving public health related problems with diverse populations. Independently design, assess and evaluate intervention strategies for the promotion of health or prevention of disease. In-depth knowledge and the development of advanced skills to prepare students to lead in the field of public health. The application of knowledge and research to professional practice (in theory and practice) to meet the changing and multi-disciplinary demands of public health. The ability to exercise initiative in creative programme planning, leading a change and decision-making. Fees £12,635 UNICAF offers a number of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please contact a UNICAF student adviser Pathway Required Credits/Units: 180 Core Modules PE4S106 - Sustainable Public Health PE4S108 - Evidence Based Public Health PE4S107 - Health... [-]

Master in Bioscience and Health Policy

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Houston

This degree is geared to train students in bioscience and health policy with the intent of creating new options for science students interested in working in health care management, for the government, or in governmental relations positions at non-profit organizations, industry, and academic institutions. As an interdisciplinary program it aims to equip students with advanced bioscience skills; to teach quantitative skills and data analysis; to equip students with communication and research skills to conduct independent studies enabling them to understand, and formulate public policy recommendations; and to train students how to integrate their science knowledge into creating better policies and practices. [+]

MSc in Health Policy. “Science impacts public policy in all important areas and is directly impacted by policies created at the local, state, and national levels. Funding and regulation of science, technology, engineering and math education have a major influence on the quality of the science and engineering workforce. Science is also critically needed to inform policies in areas such as energy and climate change, threats to the environment, and dealing with biological pandemics, to name a few. Sound policy making depends on the policy makers having access to current understanding of science and technology. Thus, graduates from this program who understand science and technology are vital to the policy making process at all levels in government. While scientists are often called upon to testify at hearings, that is no substitute for having technically competent staff and officials who interact with the creation of policies daily. Since government policies influence the business world, companies will need graduates from this program who understand the technical issues as well as the policy-making process.” “The Bioscience and Health Policy track will give students a deep background in biological sciences complemented by courses in sociology, economics and policy studies to foster their understanding of the role of science in policymaking and the role of public policy in science. In addition to science courses, students will take an overview course in Science Policy and Ethics, a management course and a seminar jointly with the students involved in the other tracks. Furthermore direct access to the... [-]

MSc in Public Health

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 12 - 16 months January 2018 United Kingdom London

Develop your knowledge & professional skills for safe & effective public health practice. Our programme is underpinned by a framework of social action & content is aligned to UK Public Health Skills & Career Framework & WHO international standards. [+]

This Master’s programme provides practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, understanding and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice. Our programme is underpinned by world-leading research and a framework of social action, which is increasingly accepted as a means to reduce the enduring and currently widening inequalities in the experience of health, illness and wellbeing within and between countries. This framework aims to redress the balance between asset based approaches and the more traditional deficit approach. The programme is aligned to the UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework which in turn maps to WHO international standards. Practitioners will consider modern theory and research alongside of current global strategies for health and development to improve the health and well-being of the population, prevent disease and minimise its consequences, prolong life and reduce inequalities in health. Supported with a variety of teaching and learning approaches, our students engage in taught content through guided study, lectures from public health experts and participation in group work and seminars to encourage interaction. Lectures and seminars are also supported with online activity. Why Choose this Programme? An internationally unique curriculum which is strongly influenced by the theme of social action. It fits in with global strategies for health and development including the Rio Political Declaration 2013, the World Health Organisations’ ongoing programme to take action on the social determinants of health and the UN’s Post 2015 Development Agenda GCU’s Research in Public Health featured heavily in... [-]

MSc Health & Safety

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds

Effective health and safety practices are integral to the success of any organisation. Whether you work as an operations manager, office manager, engineer or technician, you will be involved in establishing and maintaining a safe working environment. [+]

MSc in Health Policy. MSc Health & Safety Further your health and safety career, taking best practice approaches and gaining knowledge from experienced speakers and tutors. YOUR COURSE ABOUT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY POSTGRADUATE COURSE Effective health and safety practices are integral to the success of any organisation. Whether you work as an operations manager, office manager, engineer or technician, you will be involved in establishing and maintaining a safe working environment. We will develop your knowledge of how different organisations use varying levels of safety procedures and you will assess their impact on the company as a whole. By investigating an organisation in its entirety, you will gain a broad knowledge of other departments such as marketing, sales and human resources and how they are affected by the procedures and processes you implement. You will also enhance your understanding of the technical and human aspects of health and safety, learning to identify whether problems were caused by machine malfunctions or misjudgement by humans. You can study either our MSc or PG Dip to achieve an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) accredited award. If you have already successfully completed an IOSH-accredited postgraduate diploma, this course offers you the chance to convert your qualification into an MSc by studying two additional research modules. NB: You can study either our MSc or PG Dip to achieve an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health accredited award. If you have already completed an IOSH-accredited PG Dip, this course offers you the chance... [-]

MSc in Global Health Policy

University of London International Programmes
Online Full time 2 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to protect and promote population health in a globalising world. It is the world’s first Master's level programme on global health policy by distance and online learning. [+]

Study for a prestigious MSc in Global Health Policy by distance learning This programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to protect and promote population health in a globalising world. It is the world’s first Master's level programme on global health policy by distance and online learning. The programme is 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. It will be of value especially to those who may be 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. Individual modules Studying individual modules on a stand-alone basis is an ideal option if you wish to update your professional knowledge or sample the programme. The fee is £1,900 per module. Programme aims By the end of this programme, you will be expected to: have established a solid foundation in various theories and practices concerned with global health policy understand the emerging institutional structures and governance mechanisms to address global health issues gain a good appreciation of relevant health policy research methods, such as comparative analysis and cross country learning be able to apply these analytical and methodological skills to address the multifaceted challenges posed by global health issues. Prestige The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a leading postgraduate... [-]

MSc in Medical Sciences, Public Health

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master's programme’s focus is cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective, and provides you with evidence-based knowledge, and the skills and tools necessary for conducting research, policy-making and field work. [+]

Programme overview

A person’s right to the highest attainable standard of health has no geographical or social bounds. However, poverty and lack of democratic governance impede many people’s access to this right. In order to abolish health inequalities, global partnerships and the effective spread of knowledge are essential. We must therefore educate future public health experts who have a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and the will to participate in this global effort.

The programme’s focus is therefore cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective, and provides students with evidence-based knowledge, and the skills and tools necessary for conducting research, policy-making and field work.... [-]


MSc in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management

Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht + 1 more

The master of Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management provides students with theoretical knowledge, as well as practical knowledge and research skills to analyse current innovations, challenges, opportunities and problems in modern health systems. [+]

MSc in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management

 

Never has the need for innovation in healthcare been greater than today. Consumer demands and expectations are rising. Aging and the advancement of new medical options have led to a growth in healthcare expenditures, and therefore most countries now spend a substantial part of their national income on healthcare. Across Europe, healthcare has become part of the public domain and one of the biggest employment sectors. State involvement in healthcare features an unprecedented growth. These developments raise fundamental questions about how to organise and implement patient oriented healthcare, how to guarantee universal access to a fair package of health services, good healthcare quality while containing costs, and how to improve the performance of healthcare systems in general and healthcare providers in particular. Key to all these issues is the need for innovations. The master of  Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management designed to equip healthcare professionals for the challenges of innovation. The master's focus on policy and management of healthcare innovation is unique in Europe.... [-]


M.Sc. in Leading International Vaccinology Education (Erasmus Mundus)

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Antwerp

LIVE is a two-year ERASMUS MUNDUS programme for talented and motivated students interested in multidisciplinary studies in Vaccinology. [+]

MSc in Health Policy. LIVE is a joint project between five European universities. Academic internationality is enriched by a worldwide network of 13 academic universities from Brazil, China, Europe and USA. This programme receives the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The LIVE programme provides you with an advanced understanding of Immunology, Infectiology, Vaccinology, but also legislation, health policy and humanities around vaccinology. LIVE meets the expectations of worldwide partners in the Vaccinology chain to bridge the gap between fundamental Immunology, Infectiology, Humanities and advanced operational Vaccinology. You will be trained in project management and in languages and they will attend a summer school related to vaccines. LIVE is also built to develop your ability in the use of digital tools to gain and distribute knowledge (flipped classroom, digital evaluation, e-learning), but also to interact with social and professional networks (e-Portfolio building) and to respond to public questioning around vaccination (MOOC building). [-]

Master in Social Policy and Public Health

Utrecht University
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

Do you ever wonder why mothers are more likely than fathers to work part-time and care for their children? Or why some countries oblige unemployment benefit recipients to follow strict activation requirements while others do not? If you are interested in studying such issues, this one-year Master's programme is for you. [+]

Do you ever wonder why mothers are more likely than fathers to work part-time and care for their children? Or why some countries oblige unemployment benefit recipients to follow strict activation requirements while others do not? Maybe you’ve thought about what the expected and real-life benefits and challenges of the decentralization of care are? Or how societies are changing as a result of increasing cultural diversity and social inequality?

If you are interested in studying such issues, this one-year Master's programme is for you. You will develop knowledge about interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives on social policy and interventions, which will help you gain in-depth insight into the methodology and skills needed to research social policy and intervention issues in the domain of health and wellbeing, in particular related to work, care and participation. More specifically, you will look into problems such as:... [-]


MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme, aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care. [+]

MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy

This programme, aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care.

 Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time. This programme is delivered via block sessions of 3 or 5 days 

Start date: September. There is no official closing date for applications but where possible you are advised to apply by the end of June for admission in September. However, later applications will be considered if places are available

Entry RequirementsThe normal entrance requirement for our MSc programmes is a good Honours degree (upper second-class or above), or an equivalent professional qualification and professional experience.... [-]


Master in Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

A rewarding and ever-developing field, occupational health and safety involves ensuring people's welfare and wellbeing at work is taken care of. From helping to prevent work-related illness and stress to understanding how motivation can impact on health, the work is varied and constantly developing. It allows you not only to improve the quality of people's lives, but to do so in an area where, owing to the very nature of the employer-employee relationship, it can often be hard for individuals to put their health first. [+]

Why study MSc Occupational Health at Middlesex? Our links with industry and professional bodies are second to none – the course has a strong emphasis on practical skills, and you'll work on projects in collaboration with professionals. Course leader Dr Alan Page, a chartered environmental health practitioner, Fellow of the Royal Society of Health and Member of Chartered Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, is held in very high regard within the industry. Hence the course is hugely well-respected internationally – employers often contact us to invite applications from our graduates when they have a vacancy. Our students carry out important research which is recognised within the industry. In October 2014 Lisa Borley presented research on the role of regulators in promoting business through health and safety at an international safety conference. RedLoop, the university's design and innovation centre, has been working on a World Health Organisation-led project to design an alternative source of fuel using sawdust. Course highlights - All the course tutors are practising consultants, which ensures that the syllabus is based on the very latest knowledge and practice. Many are active in research too - The course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, which means you can become a graduate member of the institution when you complete the course, and can then gain chartered membership after two years' professional development - Through us you'll have access to the Barbour Index, the UK's leading source of health and safety information, including statistics, information on... [-]

MSc in Primary Care

University of Glasgow - Online Study
Online Part time 24 - 36 months August 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Healthcare across the world faces major challenges from the increasing demands of ageing populations and the rise in non-communicable diseases. Strong and effective primary care (also known as family medicine or community medicine) is a major part of the solution. This MSc in Primary Care will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to make a difference to primary healthcare in the 21st century. [+]

MSc in Health Policy. Healthcare across the world faces major challenges from the increasing demands of ageing populations and the rise in non-communicable diseases. Strong and effective primary care (also known as family medicine or community medicine) is a major part of the solution. This MSc in Primary Care will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to make a difference to primary healthcare in the 21st century. Why this programme A unique programme to enable students to identify and implement strategies to enhance quality in primary care globally. Taught by outstanding, high profile primary care researchers and practitioners in the UK, you can follow a flexible curriculum - studying full-time or part-time, and work towards the full MSc degree or a postgraduate diploma or certificate. Internationally renowned guest speakers feature alongside University of Glasgow staff. Research interests are focussed on health inequalities, multimorbidity, chronic disease, treatment burden and migrant health, which are reflected in our teaching. Research project opportunities in novel and relevant areas of research for primary care, under the supervision of an academic. Students come from a wide range of primary care, family, community, and internal medicine disciplines, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists, managers and those working in healthcare and health policy. It is delivered within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, one of the foremost research institutes in the UK focused on improving population health and wellbeing and reducing inequalities in health. The online programme has the potential to attract students from across the globe.... [-]

MSc Humanitarian Health Programme Management

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme investigates current approaches to humanitarian health programme management and identifies and develops models of good practice. It is a multidisciplinary programme designed to meet the growing requirement for professional management training in humanitarian aid to meet the needs of development organisations managing increasingly complex and costly programmes. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. [+]

The programme investigates current approaches to humanitarian health programme management and identifies and develops models of good practice. It is a multidisciplinary programme designed to meet the growing requirement for professional management training in humanitarian aid to meet the needs of development organisations managing increasingly complex and costly programmes. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries.... [-]


Master of Science in Gerontology

Kansas State University Global Campus
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

The gerontology master's degree program is designed to prepare students who plan to work directly with older people or who will be involved in education or research related to aging issues. [+]

MSc in Health Policy. Gerontology Master's Degree The gerontology master's degree program is designed to prepare students who plan to work directly with older people or who will be involved in education or research related to aging issues. This program provides students with the core competencies identified by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and draws on the expertise of graduate faculty and graduate courses from several universities. Students completing the program at Kansas State University will earn a master's degree in family studies and human services with a specialization in gerontology. The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA). Careers in Gerontology K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website. Graduates of the gerontology master's program are often involved in: health promotion programs directing intergenerational activities managing senior centers or retirement communities counseling older people and their families helping people plan for their retirement Accreditation Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The gerontology master's degree is offered through the Center on Aging in the K-State College of Human Ecology. Curriculum Program content for the gerontology master's degree is based on core competencies identified by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The program requires 36 credit hours, 24 of which should be specific courses with the remainder in elective courses. Required Courses GERON 775 Perspectives... [-]