London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Public Health (Health Economics Stream)

This stream provides a foundation for the understanding of health economics as applied in the wider context of health services research; it therefore brings together core teaching on economics as applied to health and health care, but also exposes the student to the wider related academic disciplines of importance in understanding the interaction of economics and global health, such as epidemiology, public health and policy analysis; 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.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree of a recognised UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; applicants require some ability in maths post-16 year education; preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience; applicants with an appropriate technical qualification are also welcomed; applicants without these entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may be eligible for admission.

Course modules

Core modules include: health services; basic statistics for public health and policy; basic epidemiology; introduction to health economics; principles of social research; economic analysis for health policy; economic evaluation; reviewing the literature. Optional modules include: environment, health and sustainable development; health policy, process and power; health promotion theory; issues in public health; analytical models for decision making; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; health systems; statistical methods in epidemiology; advanced statistical methods in epidemiology; analysing survey and population data.


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