Taught course

Public Health (Health Services Management)

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 welcome. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This stream provides a foundation for the understanding of health services management by drawing on a range of academic disciplines. It enables students to develop knowledge, understanding and capability in various scientific methods and fields relevant to strategic management. Organisation of modern health services aims at improving efficiency, cost-effectiveness and provision of greater patient choice. Greater decentralisation means managers need to acquire skills to enable them to assess needs, set priorities, contract for service delivery, monitor quality and manage change. The stream is aimed at health service managers, planners and policy-makers or those who plan a career in these fields.

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


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

The Study Team