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  Public Health (Health Promotion stream) (MSc)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine    Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Medicine (26) Nursing & Health (27) Politics & Government (30)

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Unleash your potential with the MSc in Public Health (Health Promotion stream) at our esteemed institution. Dive into a transformative journey where you will master the core disciplines of public health over one year full-time or two years part-time. Our expert faculty, renowned for their research prowess, will guide you towards becoming a change-maker in health promotion. Gain a profound understanding of health promotion theories and interventions, equipping you to design and evaluate impactful health programs. By the end of the programme, you will adeptly apply statistical, epidemiological, and social research skills to real-world health challenges. Our graduates excel in various roles, from practice to research, thanks to our comprehensive curriculum. To join this prestigious programme, you need an Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant field or an equivalent professional qualification. Elevate your career and make a difference in public health with our MSc in Public Health.

About the course

In these rapidly changing times, preventing disease, improving our health, and reducing health inequality will depend on a broad range of people and expertise. Our MSc in Public Health reflects this, offering an unparalleled number of specialised modules designed to help you become a catalyst for change in your area of interest.

Over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), you’ll gain a strong grasp on the core disciplines of public health. Your faculty leaders, who are active researchers in their fields, have all the experience needed to help you succeed in the specialist studies for your chosen career path.

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Entry Requirements

hold either a first degree at Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) standard in a relevant discipline, or a degree in medicine recognised by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) for the purposes of practising medicine in the UK, or another degree of equivalent standard awarded by an overseas institution recognised by UK ENIC or the GMC.


hold a professional qualification appropriate to the programme of study to be followed obtained by written examinations and judged by LSHTM to be equivalent to an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) degree or above.

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Student Profiles

Amina Ahmad-Shehu

Studying at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine was the realization of a long-held ambition of mine. And I was not disappointed! The quality of the teaching, and the number and diversity of students, staff and courses at the school surpassed all my expectations. One of the greatest things about the school is that this diversity is utilized to enhance the whole learning process, allowing one to come away with an extremely enriching experience

Coming from a medical background, I had a scientific approach to everything, but the course has allowed me to broaden my way of thinking and given me knowledge and tools to further my career in Public Health.

I have had a great time and would ask all those who are thinking about coming to LSHTM to just do it. It’s definitely worth it!

Alysha Ahmed

Prior to starting the course here, I was completed my undergrad at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, majoring in psychology and minoring in the social studies of medicine. I became interested in public health after being introduced to some of the key concepts in a sociology of medicine course. I chose to study it because I am an ardent believer in addressing the impact of structural and population-level factors on health. I enjoy health promotion because of its roots in psychology and sociology. I am interested in health inequalities as well as public science education. I chose the School because it is small and specialized, has an impeccable reputation, and is located in beautiful London! I’ve enjoyed our small and tight-knit community, the plethora of exciting guest lectures, and having the opportunity to split time between theoretical and applied study. I hope to work in programme implementation and management in the future as well as study medicine, both of which I have been well prepared for by choosing the health promotion stream.

Sarah Borg

At the end of 2012 I completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Adelaide. I then worked as a junior doctor in Adelaide until the commencement of this Master’s programme.

I have always been interested in Public Health and this is a topic that was not covered well in my medical degree. In 2012 I commenced an external postgraduate diploma of Public Health and Tropical medicine through James Cook University part time whilst working. I wanted to upgrade to a Master’s degree but wished to do it full time, as I didn’t really enjoy studying externally. I missed the benefits of full time study, like being able to participate in seminar discussions, mixing with colleagues and lecturers, and fully submersing myself in the student experience. The School is one of the best in the world in its field, and the calibre and experience of the lecturers is first class. I also couldn’t say no to the chance to study abroad and live in a new country.

The best thing about studying at the School is the chance to mix with such a worldy and experienced student body, as well as the fantastic lecturers and speakers that we have the opportunity to learn from. For example, earlier this year we had the chance to attend a talk from Dr Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization!

I appreciated the range of different Modules available to us, allowing students to study subjects that they are most interested in. I also appreciated the study support provided to students. Most lectures were accompanied by a practical with only 20 or so students and a tutor to guide you through worked examples and answer questions. This was particularly conducive to my learning style and helped me get the most out of my lectures.

Having such an internationally renowned degree will definitely help me secure internships and a job in my future career. I am not a hundred percent sure what I want to do after this degree, but I am interested in refugee health, global health, health and international policy, human rights, paediatrics, women’s health, sexual health, health promotion, and journalism.

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