London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

The DrPH programme leads to a doctoral-level qualification and is intended for leaders and future leaders in public health. The programme aims to equip its graduates with the experience to deal with the particular challenges of understanding and adapting scientific knowledge in order to achieve public health gains, as well as the analytical and practical skills required by managers and leaders in public health. The DrPH therefore has a dual focus on developing both expertise to conduct and evaluate research and skills crucial for leadership roles in public health policy and practice.

The School's wide-ranging research programmes examine ways of improving and promoting health and health services and investigate the aetiology, diagnosis and prevention or control of both communicable and non-communicable diseases. Basic laboratory research aims to improve understanding of the molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions, and more applied work investigates diagnostic methods and therapeutic intervention. The work of the School is multidisciplinary and therefore much of its research crosses disciplines, departments and faculties. This is enhanced by interfaculty centres and groups that focus on specific issues. Many research programmes are carried out in collaboration with institutions outside the UK. Such collaborative work enhances the quality of the training experience and is one of the unique aspects of training at the School.

Start Date:

Duration: 3 to 4 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctoral Programme £5,560 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctoral Programme £5,560 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctoral Programme £16,590 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctoral Programme £2,780 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctoral Programme £2,780 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctoral Programme £8,295 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students are required to have a minimum of two years' appropriate experience and, normally, a Masters degree.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS (Academic) - Overall Score: 7.0; Writing: 6.5; Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5. Cambridge CAE / CPE - Overall Score: 185; Writing: 176; Listening: 169; Reading: 169; Speaking: 169. Pearson PTE Academic - Overall Score: 68; Writing: 62; Listening: 45; Reading: 45; Speaking: 45. TOEFL IBT (non-Tier 4 applicants only) - Overall Score: 100; Writing: 24; Listening: 21; Reading: 22; Speaking: 23.