London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Public Health (Public Health stream)

This stream provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the global health of populations, communities and particular groups within them; the focus is mainly on high- and middle-income countries; the emphasis is on the use, development and critical evaluation of conceptual models, evidence and methods of analysis, and on practical, effective interventions.

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: issues in public health; basic epidemiology; basic statistics for public health and policy; introduction to health economics; and principles of social research. Optional modules include: environment, health and sustainable development; health policy, process and power; health promotion theory; health services; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; economic analysis for health policy; health care evaluation; health promotion approaches and methods; research design and analysis; sociological approaches to health; study design (writing a study proposal); analytical models for decision making; conflict and health (design and analysis of epidemiological studies); health systems; history and health; qualitative methodologies; statistical methods in epidemiology; applied communicable disease control; economic evaluation; epidemiology of non-communicable diseases; medical anthropology and public health; social epidemiology; spatial epidemiology in public health; environmental epidemiology; epidemiology and control of communicable diseases; ethics, public health and human rights; globalisation and health; nutrition related chronic disease; organisational management; platforms of care for mental disorder; reviewing the literature; sexual health.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a research project.


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

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