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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to address public health challenges through research and practice. It covers the whole breadth of public health, encompassing low-, middle- and high-income countries. It reflects local, national and international public health agendas, and provides the opportunity to explore public health issues in depth with academics, researchers and practitioners.

After a series of compulsory core modules, students will be able to focus on a specialised stream of study, including the option to follow a general public health programme. On successful completion of the programme, students will receive a Master's degree in Public Health. This will reflect their choice of stream:

  • Environment & Health
  • Health Economics
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management
  • Health Services Research
  • Public Health (General stream)

The decision about which stream to follow will depend on each student's needs and can be discussed with tutors and the programme directors, with the final choice being made during Term 1. In addition to compulsory stream-specific modules, students will be able to choose modules from a wide selection covering all aspects of public health.

In addition to the MSc Public Health, other programmes at LSHTM may be relevant to students with an interest in public health and applicants should review the pages of other courses as follows: (i) MSc Public Health for Development - for those with an interest in low-income countries; (ii) MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing - for applicants with a particular interest in Health Policy; (iii) MSc Nutrition for Global Health - for those with an interest in nutrition.

Careers

Graduates from this programme enter a diverse range of positions in public health, research, NGOs, health programmes, health services, government, policy and planning.

Modules

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

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

13,190

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

26,680

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. Additional requirement: applicants for the MSc Public Health (all streams) will need to provide some evidence of ability in mathematics, post-16 year education.

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