Taught course

Public Health for Development

Institution
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine · Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Qualifications
MSc

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.


Additionally for the MSc Public Health for Development, successful candidates are expected to have lived in a developing country and worked in activities related to public health for a minimum of two years.

Any prospective student who does not meet the above minimum entry requirement, but who has relevant professional experience, may still be eligible for admission.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme equips students with skills needed to appreciate and analyse the state of public health in low- and middle-income countries and to design and evaluate actions to address public health concerns. We consider public health and the provision of health services from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Students on the MSc Public Health for Development have substantial experience of planning or implementing public health programmes, of teaching or public-health-related research and wish to hone their critical professional skills. They have been based in low- or middle-income countries for two years or more, engaged in public health efforts in a range of contexts which may include Ministries of Health or NGOs in stable states, conflict areas or humanitarian relief. We complement formal teaching with peer learning that builds on this professional experience and frames knowledge of public health within a development context. Students participate in an award-winning seminar series in which they examine their public health experience in light of material studied on the programme.

Students develop public health research skills including statistics and epidemiology, and build on these to tailor a programme to suit their professional needs. In the summer, students undertake a supervised research project which focuses on a Public Health question in a low- or middle-income country.

Graduates from this programme work in global health, health service management, in health programmes in low-income countries, in NGOs, and in research.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
study@lshtm.ac.uk