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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

This course 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 research. It is aimed at those who plan a career in this field from high-, middle- and low-income countries. Graduates from this stream go on to pursue careers in research (including further study at doctoral levels) and in health services, government ministries and non-governmental organisations.

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 health problems. In addition, students will be able to: understand the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs; identify, assess and synthesise evidence from research literature; select and apply appropriate, ethical and feasible study designs to answer questions in health services and health systems research; show competence in critically evaluating and communicating research evidence; understand the relationship between research evidence and policy/practice.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Basic Epidemiology (10 Credits) - Core
Introduction for Health Economics - Core
Principles of Social Research (10 Credits) - Core
Reviewing the Literature (15 Credits) - Core
Proposal Development (15 Credits) - Core
Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy (10 Credits) - Core
Project Report

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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. This could include: "A" level or a higher school certificate, a module within an undergraduate degree (such as quantitative methods, epidemiology or statistics), statistics studied as part of a general research methods course. Any student who does not meet the minimum academic entry requirement above but who has significant relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

University information

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