London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

This stream provides students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the concepts and methods used in studying health services and systems; this stream includes a large research component enabling students to develop their methodological skills; 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.

Course Modules

Core modules: health services; basic epidemiology; basic statistics for public health and policy; introduction to health economics; principles of social research; health care evaluation; reviewing the literature; proposal development. 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; history and health; qualitative methodologies; statistical methods in epidemiology; economic evaluation; medical anthropology and public health; social epidemiology.

Course Additional Entry

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.

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