London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

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.

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.

Course Additional Entry

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £19,450  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,725  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,150  Academic year. First year home fees