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2 - 5 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
01 October 2022
Application deadline: 31 August 2022

About this program

MSc in Public Health

These courses provide students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the improved health of populations and particular groups within them through the promotion of health and prevention of diseases; the development and evaluation of care practices; and the investigation and control of environmental threats to health. Students are instructed in the development, use and critical evaluation of conceptual models, evidence, methods of analysis, and practical interventions.

These programs provide students with the knowledge and skills to address diverse public health issues in low, middle and high income settings. The varied curriculum allows students to opt for a broad range of knowledge or to concentrate on specialised areas. The program offers four alternative streams; the general Public Health stream and three specialist streams: Environment and Health; Health Promotion and Health Services Management.

Students on this program come from diverse backgrounds. Many are health professionals working at a service or policy level, while others wish to obtain public health skills that they can apply to their work in development, community services, government, research or teaching.

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

All applicants are required to have:

  • a minimum of one year's relevant work experience; and
  • a first or second class honours degree or the equivalent, in a subject appropriate to the course, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London.

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


Module selection

Students registered for the General stream must select eight modules from the list below (of which at least four must be PHM2 modules) OR complete five from the list (of which at least one must be a PHM2 module) and a final year project.

Students registered for a specialised stream (Health Promotion, Environment and Health, or Health Services Management) must select seven modules from the list below in addition to the stream-specific compulsory PHM2 module (at least three of these seven must be PHM2 modules) OR complete four from the list (of which at least one must be a PHM2 module), the stream-specific compulsory PHM2 module, and a final year project.

  • Health Systems
  • Analytical Models for Decision Making
  • Economic Analysis for Management & Policy
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health Policy
  • Health Care Evaluation
  • Globalisation & Health
  • Managing Health Services
  • Medical Anthropology in Public Health
  • Organisational Management
  • Principles and Practice of Health Promotion
  • Conflict and Health
  • History and Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Applied Communicable Disease Control
  • Evaluation of Public Health Interventions
  • Project Report
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Nutrition and Infection
  • Parasitology
  • Healthcare-associated Infection
  • Immunology of Infection and Vaccines
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
  • HIV
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria

Scholarships & funding

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

Career paths

Successful completion of the program may serve as preparation for students who wish to progress to a higher research degree in public health or medicine.

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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:

  • #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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It's easy to see why LSHTM has such an incredible international reputation. I feel as though I'm really walking away from this degree with valuable skills and some fantastic memories. Strong school support network and being able to learn from and network with leaders in their fields is just incredible.

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom

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