Taught course

Public Health (Environment and Health)

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

Entry requirements

2nd-class honours degree of a recognised university in science, social science, or other related subjects, or a degree in medicine, nursing or equivalent. Applicants with an appropriate technical qualification and work experience, or equivalent qualifications, are also welcomed. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This stream provides a foundation for research and practice in environment and health. Awareness of the potential health effects of environmental exposures is growing among scientists, policy-makers and the public. This is reflected in the increasing volume of public debate on aspects such as the health hazards of chemical contamination of land, air, waterways and the impact on health.

Training is provided in methods necessary to undertake epidemiological research on the relationships between health and the environment and to develop an understanding of the socio-economic and political contexts underlying establishment of priorities and selection and evaluation of policy responses.

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

Course contact details

The Study Team