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Health Management, Research and Policy

With a history spanning over 120 years, the School of Health Sciences is a world-leading centre for healthcare education and applied healthcare research.

Looking at the health and social care sector from an international prospective, we support healthcare professionals from around the world develop their skills and knowledge to advance their careers.

Teaching is delivered by an academic team with specialisms across the health and social care sector. Many are active researchers, involved in developing practice and policies which are informing current and future healthcare systems across the world. We also welcome guest and visiting lecturers from global partner institution, enhancing the academic experience.

Courses and study

The MSc Health Management is one of the most established health management programmes in the UK.  Designed for high potential managers, it has a hands-on approach and gives students a global perspective and cross-sector knowledge.

Our MSc Health Policy programme provides health management and policy perspectives on related aspects of healthcare in the 21st century. It is an ideal path for graduates looking to start, change or develop their career within the health policy field.

The MRes Clinical Research and MSc in Health Services Research programmes provide training to enable students to conduct and evaluate research, with the aim of improving service delivery, quality of care and patient outcomes.

Our Public Health (MPH) programme is for professionals from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who aspire to solve public health problems. It is a non-clinical programme, informed by evidence-based practice which equips students with the skills to lead and evaluate public health programmes.

The MSc Health Services Research programme is suitable for professionals from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. Students explore the multifactorial causes of healthcare outcomes, gaining the skills to develop and evaluate complex interventions and improve services.

Our MSc Health Psychology/Psychology and Health courses are for individuals who want to learn about complex problems of health and healthcare from a psychological perspective. The courses promote the scientific study of health, illness and healthcare to improve health outcomes for patients and the public.

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Postgraduate (6)

Research Degrees (2)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (28)

Foundation Degrees & Programmes (1)


Students studying on our courses benefit from the world leading research that takes place in the department; informing teaching, challenging theories and encouraging lively debate and fresh ideas. Our relationships with London’s leading healthcare providers and internationally renowned reputation attract a diverse range of students from the UK and overseas.

Research units

Research in the School of Health Sciences is organised into 6 centres:

World-leading healthcare research that impacts policy, service delivery and practice.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 82 percent research activity from the School of Health Sciences was rated as either world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), an improvement of nearly 20 percent compared to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results in 2008 (63.6 percent).

For research power the School is ranked 1st in London and 9th in the UK for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health for research strength*. The School scored 100% at 3* and 4* on its research Environment and Impact.


The School of Health Sciences has two main locations, Myddelton Street where all academic and support staff are based; this is also where the Student Helpdesk can be found and at City's main campus Northampton Square. The School’s specialist teaching facility the Clinical Skills Centre is based within The Tait Building in Northampton Square, this is where the majority of teaching takes place.

Many of our courses include placement modules with students gaining clinical experience at some of London’s leading hospitals including Bart’s Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the East London NHS Foundation Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Locations are illustrated on the map below.

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