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Master of Public Health (Outbreak Control and Health Protection)


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine    Masters Programmes

Full time September MA, MSc, Other 1 Year Full Time

About the course

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.

It covers a wide breadth of contemporary issues in international public health and explores approaches to reducing health inequities by enhancing policy and practice based upon sound, evidence-based principles. The programme gives graduates key transferable knowledge and skills in epidemiology, research methods and social science. This stream has a specialist focus on health protection and the control of disease outbreaks.

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Entry Requirements

Open to health professionals and graduates in health or related disciplines.

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

Candidates generally require professional or voluntary experience in health or a related area in a low or middle income country. Candidates without this experience are eligible, provided they can demonstrate an understanding and engagement in international public health issues or evidence of appropriate training. A protocol for assessing this has been developed and approved by the admissions team and senior management.


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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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