Taught course

Public Health (Health Services Research)

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 students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the concepts and methods used in studying health services and systems. Health Services Research is research that seeks to improve the quality, organisation and financing of health services. Its concern extends from the care of individuals through health care organisations to national and international policies. The stream includes a large research component enabling students to develop their methodological skills. Graduates from this course go on to pursue careers in research (including further study at doctoral level) and in health services, government ministries and NGOs.

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