London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

This course is aimed at students and professionals from both health and non'health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health; it will be of value especially to those who may be seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organisations, health'related research institutions, non'governmental organisations and private consultancies.

Course Modules

Core modules include: The economics of global health policy; the politics of global health policy; environmental change and global health policy; issues in global health policy; plus elective modules: Fundamentals of epidemiology; global epidemiology of non'communicable diseases; health systems; immunology of infection and vaccines; epidemiology and control of infectious diseases in developing countries; HIV/aids ; tuberculosis; malaria ; analytical models for decision making; communicable disease control; environmental epidemiology; health care evaluation; medical anthropology in public health; conflict and health; history and health.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree, or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in a subject appropriate to the course; alternatively, an appropriate professional or technical qualification, together with at least 3 years' relevant experience, which satisfies the University as a qualification equivalent to a 2nd Class Honours degree (all applications in this category will be considered on an individual basis); students who do not satisfy these requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references; applicants without English as their 1st language must have achieved within the previous 3 years: IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7 in written sub'test, or TOEFL paper'based test 600 or computer'based test 250 with a minimum of 5 in the test of written English, or TOEFL internet'based test 100 with a minimum of 24 in the test of written English.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 5 years
Distance Learning
PgDip £9,750  Whole course. First year overseas fees
2 - 5 years
Distance Learning
PgDip £9,750  Whole course. First year home fees