This course aims to develop critical analysis of issues within health policy, planning and financing and to enable students to devise appropriate health policy responses. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds. This is a joint programme provided by the School and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).
The course provides training relevant to countries at all levels of development, although participants are able to specialise.
Graduates enter careers in global health and national health policy and planning, research, advisory or advocacy roles in governments and international agencies.
Full-time for one year or part-time over two years. Part-time students are expected to attend the School at least two and a half days each week and should discuss this with the Course Directors if offered a place.
Home (2014/15 fees) Full time £9,180 Part time £4,590 Overseas (2014/15 fees) Full time £19,450 Part time £9,725
Students must take courses to the value of eight modules, and complete a 10,000 word dissertation (20% of the overall MSc)
All participants take:
Term 2 and 3:
It will not normally be possible to take other LSHTM modules except as a 'special case' choice requiring formal approval by the Course Director and Departmental Taught Course Director. Students may make a maximum of one such choice within the degree.
In all cases, each student's full set of module choices must be approved by the Course Directors at LSE and LSHTM in order to confirm that students' choices fit with their stated career aims and form a coherent set of modules for the MSc. Students must also meet the entrance requirements for each particular module. Guidance based on the programme specification will be provided in the course handbook, to outline the key differences between recommended modules and provide comments where relevant on optional modules - to help both students and tutors differentiate between these and make module choices most appropriately.
Applicants must normally satisfy LSHTM’s general entrance requirements and additional programme specific entrance requirements to be considered for admission. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the procedures and deadlines given in the web-based or printed prospectus.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.