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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This programme equips students with skills needed to appreciate and analyse the state of public health in low- and middle-income countries and to design and evaluate actions to address public health concerns. We consider public health and the provision of health services from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Students on the MSc Public Health for Development have substantial experience of planning or implementing public health programmes, of teaching or public-health-related research and wish to hone their critical professional skills. They have been based in low- or middle-income countries for two years or more, engaged in public health efforts in a range of contexts which may include Ministries of Health or NGOs in stable states, conflict areas or humanitarian relief. We complement formal teaching with peer learning that builds on this professional experience and frames knowledge of public health within a development context. Students participate in an award-winning seminar series in which they examine their public health experience in light of material studied on the programme.

Students develop public health research skills including statistics and epidemiology, and build on these to tailor a programme to suit their professional needs. In the summer, students undertake a supervised research project which focuses on a Public Health question in a low- or middle-income country.

Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in core public health disciplines including epidemiology, statistics, social science research, health economics and health policy
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of current issues and topics related to public health in low- and middle-income settings
  • apply public health knowledge and skills to identify and assess public health problems in low- and middle-income countries
  • formulate appropriate public health strategies to control health problems and promote health in low- and middle-income countries
  • evaluate actions designed to improve public health in low- and middle-income countries.
  • frame knowledge of public health within a development context.

Careers

Graduates from this programme work in global health, health service management, in health programmes in low-income countries, in NGOs, and in research.

Below you will find just a few of the positions and organisations that our graduates from this course have entered. Please note that this is a small, representative sample of the types of organisations and roles that graduates enter, and is not comprehensive.

Application deadline

08 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 25,410per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

  • Campus address

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, Keppel Street, LONDON, CAMDEN, WC1E 7HT, England

Students from over 150 countries study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and an active alumni network maintains links with the school.
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