London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

This course aims to link population studies and the methods of demography and the population sciences to their application to health, social welfare and economic development; it provides a postgraduate training in statistics, epidemiology, research methods, and the determinants and consequences of population trends.

Course Modules

Core modules include: demographic methods; basic epidemiology; population studies; principles of social research; statistics for epidemiology and population health; population dynamics and projections. Optional modules include: designing disease control programmes in developing countries; health care evaluation; research design and analysis; sociological approaches to health; conflict and health; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; family planning programmes; population, poverty and environment; statistical methods in epidemiology; current issues in safe motherhood and perinatal health; epidemiology of non'communicable diseases; medical anthropology and public health; modelling and the dynamics of infectious diseases; social epidemiology; spatial epidemiology in public health; advanced statistical methods in epidemiology; AIDS; analysing survey and population data; proposal development.

Course Additional Entry

Either a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university; or an equivalent overseas qualification; or a registrable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies appropriate to the programme; applicants without the minimum entry requirement but with relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission; applicants should also show evidence of numeracy skills.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,450  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,700  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,225  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,350  Academic year. First year home fees