Taught course

Epidemiology (by Distance Learning)

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

Entry requirements

For the MSc: a Second-class Honours degree or equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in health-related disciplines or in statistics or another appropriate subject. Work experience in a health sciences/ health care setting is desirable, but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to provide epidemiological training for professionals in academic departments, research units, or in the health services. The core component deals with methodology and basic concepts including measures of disease occurrence and association; study design; the role of bias and confounding in epidemiological studies; data-handling skills, statistical analysis of data-sets and application of these by computer; and essential skills for writing research applications and scientific papers. MSc students choose a number of advanced study units which explore more specific applications of epidemiological theory and practice, enabling them to tailor the course to suit their own experience, interests and training requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Details of funding opportunities can be found on the School's website: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/funding/

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 - 60 months


distance learning
12 - 60 months


distance learning
12-60 months

Course contact details

The Study Team