Overview

This programme covers the whole breadth of public health, encompassing high-, middle- and low-income countries. You will be able to follow a general public health course or concentrate on one of five more specific streams. The decision of which stream to follow will depend on your needs and can be discussed with the programme directors.

Compulsory modules for all students:

  • Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Principles of Social Research

You will also take two further modules during Term 1 from a selected list. Depending on your choice of stream, one of these may be compulsory. During Terms 2 and 3, in addition to stream-specific modules, you will be able to choose modules from a wide selection covering all aspects of public health.

The decision of which stream to follow will depend on the needs of the student and can be discussed with the Programme Directors.

In addition to the MSc Public Health, other courses at the School may be relevant to students with an interest in public health and applicants should review the pages of other courses as follows: (i) MSc Public Health for Development - for those with an interest in low-income countries; (ii) MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing - for applicants with a particular interest in Health Policy; (iii) MSc Nutrition for Global Health - for those with an interest in nutrition.

Duration: one year full-time; half-time or split-study over two years. Ways to study explained.

Project report

You will complete a research project relevant to your chosen stream.

Key information:

Duration: one year full-time or two years part-time. Students can choose to attend part-time throughout both years or by split-study.

Location: London

Programme directors: Dr Ford Hickson, Dr Jennifer Gosling, Dr Shakoor Hajat, Ms Wendy MacDowall, Dr Dalya Marks, Ms Kiran Nanchahal

Contact email: mscph@lshtm.ac.uk

lshtm.ac.uk/study/masters/public-health

MSc, MSc Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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.

Admissions FAQs

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to meet these requirements: Band B

Please see our English Language Requirements FAQs for information

Intercalating students

You will need a Bachelor's degree or equivalent to undertake this MSc. This usually means you  have a BSc or have completed the first three years of your medical degree. More information on intercalating an MSc at the School.

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