Taught course

Public Health (by Distance Learning)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine · Public Health and Policy

Entry requirements

For the MSc: a Second-class honours degree or equivalent in a subject appropriate to the course from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London and a minimum of one year's relevant work experience. For the PG Diploma: a first degree in a subject appropriate to the course or in another discipline which has included a suitable preliminary training; or previous education and experience without a first degree, which satisfies the University that the applicant has obtained a level of academic proficiency equivalent to a first degree.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the health of populations and communities through the promotion of health and prevention of diseases; the provision and evaluation of treatment and care; and the investigation and control of environmental threats to health. Emphasis is on the use, development and critical evaluation of conceptual models, evidence and methods of analysis; and on practical, effective interventions. This course provides a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on a wide range of disciplines from health and social sciences.

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