London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

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Overview</u>

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.

Entry criteria for the DrPH are the same as for the PhD except that evidence of relevant experience in areas of public health policy, management and/or leadership is required. The rigour and volume of the work are doctoral level, and are appropriate to the personal development of senior public health professionals. Opportunities for undertaking the DrPH programme are available in all the School's Faculties.

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Key components</u>

A taught component comprising two compulsory modules

Research Study I: an Organisational and Policy Analysis (OPA) project

Research Study II: a research project leading to the production of a thesis.

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Research</u>

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:

2020-SEP-21: Duration: 3 to 4 years. 2020-SEP-21: Duration: 4 to 8 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctoral Programme £5,830 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctoral Programme £17,410 Overseas Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctoral Programme £5,830 European Fees
8 years
Part Time
Doctoral Programme £2,915 Home Fees
8 years
Part Time
Doctoral Programme £8,705 Overseas Fees
8 years
Part Time
Doctoral Programme £2,915 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants for the DrPH study are required to have a minimum of two years' appropriate experience and, normally, a Masters degree.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants for the DrPH study are required to have a minimum of two years' appropriate experience and, normally, a Masters degree. If English is not your first language, you will need to meet the English language requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall Score: 7.0; Writing: 6.5; Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5. TOEFL IBT: Overall Score: 100; Writing: 24; Listening: 21; Reading: 22; Speaking: 23.