GHPU is a unique team of social scientists committed to addressing the major national and international health policy challenges of our time
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Welcome to the Global Health Policy Unit

The Global Health Policy Unit is an interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching unit. GHPU is based in Social Policy, within the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, which is ranked in the top 20 Universities globally (QS World University Rankings). GHPU takes an interdisciplinary and policy-focused approach to understanding population health and the factors that influence it at the national, regional, and global levels. The Unit is a global leader in the field of global health policy and education, and attracts exceptional students from around the world.

Study With Us

GHPU offers a range of taught and research programmes for students from all over the world, which are taught by staff who are experts in the field and passionate about teaching. This includes BMedSci (Hons), MSc (in-person and online), and PhD programmes.

Our Research and Collaborations

GHPU is a world leader in global health policy research, and staff and students work with a range of national and international organisations that work in the health policy domain.

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GHPU Blog

Our blog features posts by our staff, students, and other colleagues on topics related to our research and broader global health policy interests, as well as contemporary global health debates.

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