Taught course

Demography and Health

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine · Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following:

  • a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed;
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.

Additional requirements for the MSc Demography & Health are:

  • evidence of numeracy skills.

Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement of a second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme teaches research skills which are highly valued in the job market generally and are welcomed in a wide variety of research fields. The teaching draws on several related disciplines within the School and the modular approach can be adapted (within reason) to suit different needs.

The programme is recognised by both the MRC and ESRC as providing high quality research training and a small number of scholarships from these bodies (including 1+3 scholarships) are available to UK or EU residents. These are advertised each year with the School scholarships information.The Selwyn-Clarke Prize is awarded for the best project of the year.

Graduates have careers in public health, academic research of a very wide nature, NGOs, reproductive health programmes, health services, government statistical offices, policy and planning.

This course is also available by distance learning.

Fees and funding

The MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology has been allocated two scholarship places under the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-60 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 20 7299 4646