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Program overview
2 - 5 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Virtual open day
2/7/2023
Virtual open day
2/8/2023
Virtual open day
2/9/2023

Start dates
London
October 2023

London
October 2024

London
October 2025

About this program

MSc in Epidemiology

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 programme covers both infectious and non-communicable disease epidemiology.

By the end of this programme, students will 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

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

All applicants are required to have:

A first or second class honours degree or equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in health-related disciplines or in statistics or another appropriate subject. Work experience in a health sciences or health care setting is desirable but not essential.

Applicants with an appropriate professional or technical qualification in a health-related field, which satisfies the University as a qualification equivalent to a second class honours degree, together with at least three years’ relevant experience, may also be considered on an individual basis.

Qualifications from around the world are accepted; for further guidance please see the School's qualifications for entrance. Students who do not satisfy the entrance requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

Structure

MSc: 9 modules (4 compulsory core modules + 2 additional compulsory + 3 elective modules) + a project report and qualifying examination paper

Module selection

Term 1

All students take the following AB1 compulsory modules:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology in Practice
  • Extended Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology & -omics
  • Statistics for Epidemiology & Population Health

Terms 2 and 3

Students take a total of five study modules, one from each timetable slot (C1, C2, D1, D2, E). The list below shows recommended or compulsory modules modules. There are other optional modules which may be taken only after consultation with the Programme Directors.

C1 slot

  • Study Design: Writing a Study Proposal (compulsory)

C2 slot

  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (compulsory)

D1 slot

  • Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Spatial Epidemiology in Public Health

D2 slot

  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

E slot

  • Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Career paths

Graduates from this programme 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: 

  • 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
  • Statistician

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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. LSHTM has a unique range and...


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Why study at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM is highly ranked in various university league tables, winning the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2021 in recognition of its response to COVID-19 and pandemic preparedness, as well as being #1 in the UK and #3 in the world for Public Health in the ShanghaiRankings (2021).

Teaching staff are all experts in their respective fields and continue as active researchers, bringing their wealth of experience and up-to-date knowledge directly into the lecture halls and seminar rooms. Many of the staff are well renowned, so students may find themselves being taught by figures they have read about in previous studies.

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Boma I.D
It is a wonderful programme and initiative to encourage studies in an International Environment.

Contact info

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom

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www.lshtm.ac.uk

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