London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Public Health for Eye Care

The course aims to equip health professionals with the knowledge and skills to reduce blindness and visual disability by: developing a community oriented approach to eye health in line with the aims and objectives of Vision 2020, The Right to Sight; facilitating personal development, enabling individuals to contribute more fully to their societies' eye health; promoting a local, national and international network of health professionals, to improve vision and prevent blindness in the world.

Entry requirements

Either a 2nd Class Honours degree of a recognised UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; or a registerable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies appropriate to the programme; applicants with an appropriate technical qualification are also welcomed; applicants without these entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may be eligible for admission; applicants are expected to be health care professionals involved in eye care.

Course modules

Core modules: basic epidemiology; basic statistics for public health and policy; epidemiology of blinding eye diseases; introduction to health economics; public health programmes in eye care; skills for field projects in eye care; childhood eye disease and ocular infections; non-communicable eye disease; how to plan and implement a Vision 2020 project; skills; resources and technology for Vision 2020; plus an optional module.

Assessment methods

Assessment by: project report.

Sponsorship information

Some sponsorship available to overseas applicants.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 19,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,150 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,725 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7299 4646