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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 9600

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 22600

All study options

About MSc Public Health (Health Economics stream) at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

MSc Public Health

This programme covers the whole breadth of public health, encompassing high-, middle- and low-income countries. You will be able to follow a general public health course or concentrate on one of five more specific streams. The decision of which stream to follow will depend on your needs and can be discussed with the programme directors.

Compulsory modules for all students:

  • Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Principles of Social Research

You will also take two further modules during Term 1 from a selected list. Depending on your choice of stream, one of these may be compulsory. During Terms 2 and 3, in addition to stream-specific modules, you will be able to choose modules from a wide selection covering all aspects of public health.

Health Economics stream

Provides a foundation for your understanding of health economics as applied in the wider context of health services research. Modules for this stream include Economic Evaluationand Economic Analysis for Health Policy.

Typical graduate careers: health economics or public health faculties in universities, purchasers of health care, pharmaceutical or medical devices, industry and consultancies.

Project report

You will complete a research project relevant to your chosen stream.

Key information:

Duration: one year full-time or two years part-time. Students can choose to attend part-time throughout both years or by split-study.

Location: London

Programme directors: Dr Ford Hickson, Dr Jennifer Gosling, Dr Shakoor Hajat, Ms Wendy MacDowall, Dr Dalya Marks, Ms Kiran Nanchahal

Contact email: mscph@lshtm.ac.uk

lshtm.ac.uk/study/masters/public-health

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9600International course feesGBP 22600
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4800International course feesGBP 11300

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirements for the MSc Public Health are:

  • An upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • Work experience: preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience, this includes both paid and voluntary work, internships etc.
  • Additional requirement: applicants for the MSc Public Health (all streams) will need to provide some evidence of ability in mathematics, post-16 year education. This could include:
    • "A" level or a higher school certificate,
    • a module within an undergraduate degree (such as quantitative methods, epidemiology or statistics)
    • statistics studied as part of a general research methods course.

Any student who does not meet the minimum academic entry requirement above but who has significant relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

Admissions FAQs

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to meet these requirements: Band B

Please see our English Language Requirements FAQs for information

Intercalating students

You will need a Bachelor's degree or equivalent to undertake this MSc. This usually means you  have a BSc or have completed the first three years of your medical degree. More information on intercalating an MSc at the School.

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