Health Policy in Britain  CPPD

Course Information

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Friday 2 February 2018 Home / EU - £900; Overseas - £1,800 HPM003 Apply Now

Course Content

This module provides a critical analysis of the development of health policy and the organisation and delivery of health services in Britain since the creation of the NHS in 1948, focussing particularly on more recent developments.

It covers not only the content of health policy (what it aims to achieve) but also the process of policy making (how policies are developed, implemented and evaluated). It aims to identify the main social, economic and political influences that have shaped health policy in Britain, explores where decision making power lies and evaluates attempts to improve quality and performance in the NHS.

The module also considers the future prospects for the NHS and what health care in Britain might look like in the decades to come.

Module Dates:

2nd, 9th. 23rd February; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March; 6th, 13th April 2018


Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A good honours degree, second-class or equivalent
  • Experience of working in the health sector may be considered as equivalent to a good honours degree for suitable applicants.
  • In addition we consider applications from capable individuals who may not have prior experience of working within the health sector but have clear plans for a future career path in health policy.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Application Deadline: