• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Public Health (Distance Learning) programme at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provides the knowledge and skills to contribute to the improved health of populations and particular groups within them through the promotion of health and prevention of diseases; the development and evaluation of care practices; and the investigation and control of environmental threats to health. 

About

In the Public Health (Distance Learning) programme at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, sudents are instructed in the development, use and critical evaluation of conceptual models, evidence, methods of analysis, and practical interventions.

These programmes provide students with the knowledge and skills to address diverse public health issues in low, middle and high income settings.  

The varied curriculum allows students to opt for a broad range of knowledge or to concentrate on specialised areas. 

The programme offers four alternative streams; the general Public Health stream and three specialist streams: Environment and Health; Health Promotion and Health Services Management.

How you study

Study materials

You receive access to your study materials after you register. Details of the study materials provided for each module can be found in the module specification documents located on the Structure tab on the Public Health programme page. You also have access to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s online library resources. We also provide all students with a student registration card.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Basic Statistics for Public Health and Policy
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Principles of Social Research
  • Issues in Public Health
  • Environment, Health & Sustainable Development
  • Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Health Services
  • Health Policy, Process & Power

Lecturers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Postgraduate Certificate - 1-5 years Postgraduate Diploma or the MSc - 2-5 years
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits
    • Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits
    • Master's – 180 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All applicants are required to have:
  • a minimum of one year's relevant work experience; and
  • a first or second class honours degree or the equivalent, in a subject appropriate to the course, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13930 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13930 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • Master's £13,930
  • Postgraduate Diploma £11,030
  • Postgraduate Certificate £8,130

Funding

There are many ways to fund your studies at the School. Our students receive funding from more than 200 different sources, including charities, government agencies, companies and individual benefactors. You can find out more information about our scholarships on the Fees & Funding section of the website.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 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.

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