Taught course

Reproductive and Sexual Health Research

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

Entry requirements

2nd-class honours degree of a recognised university in Science, or a related subject, or a degree in Medicine. Applicants with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualifications are also considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides an introduction to the concepts and methods used in reproductive and sexual health research and equips students with the principles and methods of research including quantitative and qualitative skills necessary to conduct policy-relevant research.

It provides a foundation in the main aspects of reproductive and sexual health: family planning; obstetric health; AIDS/ STIs (excluding laboratory-based studies).

Training in reproductive health research tools is complemented by training in methods of demography, statistics and epidemiology.

The MSc is Europe's only graduate course in reproductive health research, and is designed primarily for those interested in developing countries, but developed world issues are also accommodated.

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
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation30 (10000 words)

Course contact details

The Study Team