Research course

Epidemiology and Population Health

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

Entry requirements

A Masters degree in a subject appropriate to the course of study to be followed, or 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. Appropriate research experience is also required.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The broad research areas within the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health are identification of the determinants of ill health and evaluation of interventions to improve health and reduce the burden of disease.

Our aim is to conduct research which is methodologically innovative and which provides reliable information for evidence-based decision making in public health. There is a strong emphasis on the translation of findings into programme action and health policy.

The Department is multidisciplinary and encompasses epidemiologists, medical statisticians, medical demographers, nutritionists, social scientists and public health practitioners.

Department specialisms

Population Studies; Communicable Disease Epidemiology; Monitoring of Chronic Diseases; Maternal and Child Epidemiology; Medical Statistics; Tropical Health Epidemiology; Nutrition.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Details of funding opportunities can be found on the School's website: Funding and Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
42 months
part time
42 months


part time
42 months
full time
42 months


part time
12 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

The Study Team
+44 (0) 20 7299 4646
+44 (0) 20 7299 4656