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  Master of Public Health (Outbreak Control and Health Protection)


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine    Masters Programmes

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
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The Master of Public Health (Outbreak Control and Health Protection) is an exciting programme that focuses on the challenges of safeguarding the health of populations from infections and environmental hazards. Open to health professionals and graduates in health or related disciplines, this programme equips students with the knowledge and skills to take on leadership roles in local, national, or international settings. With a specialist focus on health protection and disease control, students have the opportunity to undertake a research project either overseas or locally. This programme prepares graduates for rewarding careers in disease outbreak control, disease surveillance, policy development, and more.

About the course

3 good reasons to study

  1. This programme focusses on the challenges of protecting the health of the populations you work with from infection as well as environmental hazards.
  2. The new Master of Public Health programme will provide you with the knowledge and professional skills you need to take a leadership role and further develop your public health career in a wide range of local, national, or international settings. You will mix with and learn from staff who have vast experience and have worked in international public health for many years. You will develop your individual research skills, by undertaking a project in an area of public health of interest to you, guided and mentored by one of our key experts.
  3. This new MPH Programme is for those who want to make a difference, tackle some of the most important public health issues of the day and have a lasting impact on the health of the populations they work with.

Programme Overview

This programme prepares students for leadership and equips them to assume an active role in and responsibilities for improving population health in a range of settings.

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Entry Requirements

Open to health professionals and graduates in health or related disciplines. In addition, candidates with qualifications such as law, psychology, education, social work/care, finance, business management, engineering, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, history, architecture and politics/international relations are welcome, particularly if they have relevant health related experience.

Non-graduates with considerable work experience in the health sector of low or middle-income countries and evidence of continued academic development through appropriate in-service training will also be considered.

Medical students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme.


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Student Profiles

Dr Lalith Wijedoru

I had one of the best years of my life doing the MSc. I met some amazing and passionate colleagues, and some inspirational and experienced teachers. Some of the LSTM staff have continued on to be a mentor to me in my research over half a decade later so these connections cannot be underestimated. Neither can the friendships of my colleagues. The best thing about the MSc was the overseas research project. I really cannot stress how actually doing the whole process from concept, to ethics, to designing consent forms and executing and analysing things was just brilliant. I am forever grateful for the opportunity.

Dr David Barr

Why LSTM? the reputation of the institution and the calibre of the people who are on the faculty here and I know from lots of people who I've met through my work in Infectious Diseases that LSTM's got a great reputation for teaching. (Dr David Barr, student 2015.

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