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Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | 4 years | Contact University

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

Contact University

Key information
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Qualification type

Doctoral Programme

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

The DrPH programme leads to a doctoral-level qualification and is intended for leaders and future leaders in public health.

The programme aims to equip its graduates with the experience to deal with the particular challenges of understanding and adapting scientific knowledge in order to achieve public health gains, as well as the analytical and practical skills required by managers and leaders in public health. The DrPH therefore has a dual focus on developing both expertise to conduct and evaluate research and skills crucial for leadership roles in public health policy and practice.

Entry criteria for the DrPH are the same as for the PhD except that evidence of relevant experience in areas of public health policy, management and/or leadership is required. The rigour and volume of the work are doctoral level, and are appropriate to the personal development of senior public health professionals. Opportunities for undertaking the DrPH programme are available in all the School's Faculties.

Key components

A taught component comprising two compulsory modules
Research Study I: an Organisational and Policy Analysis (OPA) project
Research Study II: a research project leading to the production of a thesis.


Research

The School's wide-ranging research programmes examine ways of improving and promoting health and health services and investigate the aetiology, diagnosis and prevention or control of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Basic laboratory research aims to improve understanding of the molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions, and more applied work investigates diagnostic methods and therapeutic intervention.

The work of the School is multidisciplinary and therefore much of its research crosses disciplines, departments and faculties. This is enhanced by interfaculty centres and groups that focus on specific issues. Many research programmes are carried out in collaboration with institutions outside the UK. Such collaborative work enhances the quality of the training experience and is one of the unique aspects of training at the School.

Modules

Evidence Based Public Health Policy? focuses on key skills required for improving and shaping policy and practice, involving accessing, understanding, developing, disseminating and facilitating the use of the evidence base for better public health outcomes.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,230

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,190

Entry requirements

Applicants for the DrPH study are required to have a minimum of two years' appropriate experience and, normally, a Masters degree.

University information

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a specialist university in Bloomsbury, London, with a long-established reputation for world-leading research into public and global health. The university is one of the highest ranked institutions for public health, and offers only postgraduate degree courses. It is ranked 3rd in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking 2022), and 4th in the world for Infectious Diseases (US News Best...more