London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Demography and Health

This course aims to link population studies and the methods of demography and the population sciences to their application to health, social welfare and economic development; it provides a postgraduate training in statistics, epidemiology, research methods, and the determinants and consequences of population trends.

Entry requirements

Either a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university; or an equivalent overseas qualification; or a registrable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies appropriate to the programme; applicants without the minimum entry requirement but with relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission; applicants should also show evidence of numeracy skills.

Course modules

Core modules include: demographic methods; basic epidemiology; population studies; principles of social research; statistics for epidemiology and population health; population dynamics and projections. Optional modules include: designing disease control programmes in developing countries; health care evaluation; research design and analysis; sociological approaches to health; conflict and health; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; family planning programmes; population, poverty and environment; statistical methods in epidemiology; current issues in safe motherhood and perinatal health; epidemiology of non-communicable diseases; medical anthropology and public health; modelling and the dynamics of infectious diseases; social epidemiology; spatial epidemiology in public health; advanced statistical methods in epidemiology; AIDS; analysing survey and population data; proposal development.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

The course is recognised by both the MRC and ESRC as providing high quality research training and a small number of scholarships from these bodies (including 1+3 scholarships) are available to UK or EU residents.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,450 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,350 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 10,225 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Camden WC1E 7HT South East

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