MSc - Master of Science
This course equips students with skills needed to appreciate and analyse the state of public health in low- and middle-income countries and to design and evaluate actions to address public health concerns. We consider public health and the provision of health services from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students on the MSc Public Health for Development have substantial experience planning or implementing public health programmes, of teaching or public-health-related research, based in a low- or middle-income country and wish to hone their critical professional skills. We complement formal teaching with peer learning that builds on this professional experience and frames knowledge of public health within a development context.
By the end of the programme, students will able to: articulate a critical understanding of a range of topics related to public health in low- and middle-income settings; apply public health research skills to examine critically a range of public health questions; evaluate actions designed to improve public health; formulate evidence-based and appropriate strategies to control health problems and promote health; frame their knowledge of public health within a development context. Graduates from this programme work in global health, health service management, in health programmes in low-income countries, in NGOs, and in research.
The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following: a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed; a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies. Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed. Additionally for the MSc Public Health for Development, successful candidates are expected to have lived in a developing country and worked in activities related to public health for a minimum of two years. Any prospective student who does not meet the above minimum entry requirement, but who has relevant professional experience, may still be eligible for admission.
Students, academics, and professionals study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned Master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health. Over the last 120 years, LSHTM has spearheaded world-leading research and teaching within a global network of academics, alumni, students and partners....more
Full time | 1 year | SEP
Distance without attendance | 5 years | OCT-19