MSc EpidemiologyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Epidemiology is a key discipline for understanding and improving global health. Epidemiological methods underpin clinical medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation, investigation of the causes of disease, and evaluation of interventions to prevent or control disease. This program covers both infectious and non-communicable disease epidemiology.
By the end of this program, students should be able to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge and awareness of the role of epidemiology and its contribution to other health-related disciplines
- choose appropriate designs and develop detailed protocols for epidemiological studies
- enter and manage computerised epidemiological data and carry out appropriate statistical analyses
- assess the results of epidemiological studies (their own or other investigators'), including critical appraisal of the study question, study design, methods and conduct, statistical analyses and interpretation
The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's program 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
Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.
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All students take the compulsory modules and usually take optional modules.
Compulsory modules are:
- Clinical Trials
- Epidemiology in Practice
- Extended Epidemiology
- Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
- Epidemiology & -omics
Optional modules include:
- Demographic Methods
Terms 2 and 3
Students take a total of five modules, one from each timetable slot (Slot 1, Slot 2 etc.).
- Study Design: Writing a Study Proposal (compulsory)
- Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (compulsory)
- Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases*
- Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases*
- Social Epidemiology*
- Spatial Epidemiology in Public Health*
- Applied Communicable Disease Control
- Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Current Issues in Maternal & Perinatal Health
- Evaluation of Public Health Interventions
- Medical Anthropology and Public Health
- Nutrition in Emergencies
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Health (formerly Tropical Environmental Health)
- Environmental Epidemiology*
- Epidemiology & Control of Communicable Diseases*
- Design and Evaluation of Mental Health programs
- Ethics, Public Health & Human Rights
- Globalisation & Health
- Nutrition Related Chronic Disease
- Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology*
- HIV (formerly AIDS)
- Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries
- Integrated Vector Management
- Principles and Practice of Public Health
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.
Up to date information on tuition fees can be found on the LSHTM website.
Graduates from this program enter medical research, academic medicine, public health and community medicine, epidemiological field studies, drug manufacture and with government or NGOs.
Below you will find just a few of the positions and organisations that our graduates from this course have entered:
Example job titles:
- Academic Clinical Fellow
- Co-Investigator and Study Co-Ordinator
- Consultant (Intensive Care)
- Epidemiological Scientist
- HIV/STI Surveillance and Prevention Scientist
- Malaria Elimination Initiative Manager
- Principle Investigator and Research Scientist
- Public Policy Specialist
About this institute
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Established in 1899, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is dedicated to improving health worldwide through training the next generation of health leaders to address major public and global health challenges. This year, LSHTM celebrates 120 years...
Why study at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
LSHTM is highly ranked in various university league tables:
- #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019
- #3 in the world for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020
- #4 in the world for Infectious Diseases in US News Best Global Universities Subject Ranking 2021
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