This online Masters degree in Public Health provides you with the knowledge and skills to address diverse public health issues in low, middle and high income settings. The diverse curriculum allows you to opt for a broad range of knowledge or to concentrate on specialised areas.
The four streams on offer include a general Public Health stream and three specialist streams:
- Environment and Health
- Health Promotion
- Health Services Management
Applicants to these courses 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.
By the end of this course, you will gain:
- the knowledge and skills to contribute to the health of populations, communities and disadvantaged groups.
- the ability to apply the core disciplines of public health (statistics, epidemiology, health economics and social research) to real world health problems.
- a deeper understanding of public health issues and an academic qualification that will enhance your career development in health-related fields.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is the leading postgraduate medical institution in Europe in the subjects of public health and tropical medicine.
The MSc Public Health course is accredited by the Agency for Accreditation of Public Health Education in the European Region (APHEA) which is the accreditation body of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).
You study independently, at a time and pace that suits you (subject to some course-specific deadlines) using the comprehensive study materials provided, with support available from academic staff. Once registered, you will be sent the learning materials for the module(s) you have chosen to study. The module materials will take you through a programme of directed self-study, and indicate how and where you can obtain supplementary study materials and access tutorial support to enhance your studies.
Tutors are allocated to each module and are available to answer queries and promote discussion during the study year, through the online Virtual Learning Environment.