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Public Health MSc (Health Services Management stream)

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Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary


This stream draws on a wide range of disciplines that enable students to develop knowledge, understanding and capability in various scientific methods and fields of study relevant to health services management. It is aimed at those who plan a career in management from high-, middle- and low-income countries.


By the end of this stream students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real global health problems. In addition, students will be able to:

  • analyse the principles, structure and functions of health systems, including their financial, organisational and policy-making processes and systems
  • critically assess and apply a range of key management concepts and functions in a range of health care settings
  • appreciate the role and contribution of economic theory, organisational theory and approaches to management in the field of health care
  • show competence in critically evaluating and communicating research evidence
  • apply knowledge of effective team-working and communication skills to solve problems and achieve specific goals.


Issues in Public Health - Core
Principles of Social Research - Core
Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy - Core
Basic Epidemiology - Core
Health Services Management - Core
Organisational Management - Core
Project Report

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirements for the MSc Public Health are: An upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Work experience: preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience, this includes both paid and voluntary work, internships etc.

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