London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

This programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to make valuable contributions to both epidemiological research and public health; it covers both communicable and non'communicable disease epidemiology, and has a substantive statistical component.

Course Modules

Core modules include: clinical trials; epidemiology in practice; extended epidemiology; statistics for epidemiology and population health; study design (writing a proposal); statistical methods in epidemiology. Optional modules include: demographic methods; molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases; applied communicable disease control; control of reproductive tract infections / sexually transmitted infections; 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; nutrition in emergencies; social epidemiology; spatial epidemiology in public health; tropical environmental health; environmental epidemiology; epidemiology and control of communicable diseases; ethics, public health and human rights; genetic epidemiology; globalisation and health; nutrition related chronic disease; platforms of care for mental disorders; advanced statistical methods in epidemiology; AIDS; integrated vector management; principles and practice of public health.

Course Additional Entry

2nd Class Honours degree in a subject appropriate to the course or in another discipline which has included suitable preliminary training, or previous education and experience without a 1st degree, which satisfies the university that the applicant has obtained a level of academic proficiency equivalent to a 1st degree. A student should also show evidence of numeracy skills (e.g. A level Mathematics or Statistics or a module with a good mark in their university degree).

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) £9,725  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,150  Academic year. First year home fees