Politics, Power and the Health Policy Process  CPPD

Course Information

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Course Content

This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the social, political, economic and historical factors influencing health policy in the 21st century, focusing particularly on the policy process and its main actors, and on the central roles of politics and power.

It will equip you with the concepts, frameworks and tools you need to make sense of the policy process, to critically analyse health policies and to present your analyses effectively and persuasively.

Module Dates:

6th, 13th, 20th October; 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Nov; 1st, 8th, 15th Dec 2017


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 one of the following qualifications 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:

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