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International Public Health (Humanitarian Assistance)

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
20500 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

This International Public Health (Humanitarian Assistance) programme from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries.

Overview

It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. The programme has a specialist focus on humanitarian assistance, examining current policies and practice in the field and exploring approaches to responding to the challenges of contemporary humanitarian problems. Following the taught component, participants complete a dissertation including a period of applied research either overseas or in Liverpool.

Course details

Course type: MSc Programme

Director of studies: Mary Lyons

Mode of study: FT

Duration: 1 Year

Home fee: £8,900

Overseas fee: £19,250

Attachments

LSTM Taught Masters Student Handbook201718.pdf

MIPH Handbook 1718.pdf

Module Catalogue 201718.pdf

A Student Guide to LSTM.pdf

Project_Information MIPH 2018.pdf

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This programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. The programme has a specialist focus on humanitarian assistance, examining current policies and practice in the field and exploring approaches to responding to the challenges of contemporary humanitarian problems. Following the taught component, participants complete a dissertation including a period of applied research either overseas or in Liverpool.

Academic requirements: 

Open to health professionals and graduates in health or related disciplines. Non-graduates with considerable work experience in the health sector of low or middle income countries and evidence of continued academic development through appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Medical students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme subject to having appropriate experience.

Recognition of prior learning: 

All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award.

Work experience: 

Candidates generally require professional or voluntary experience in health or a related area in a low or middle income country. Candidates without this experience are eligible, provided they can demonstrate an understanding and engagement in global health problems.

English language requirements: 

The programme is taught in English. Applicants whose first language is not English must normally provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Other English Language Tests and country specific English Language qualifications are also accepted – a full list with details of levels required can be found on the LSTM website (http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements). Applicants who have recently completed a degree level qualification taught in a majority English speaking country (as defined by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)) may also be accepted at the discretion of the Director of Studies.

Other requirements: 

None.

LSTM education courses are taught within a dynamic environment by staff working at the cutting-edge of research in tropical medicine and global health. They are designed to enable the professional development of the student, to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas and to promote approaches to study that will enable students to continue their learning into the future. 

This International Public Health (Humanitarian Assistance) programme from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine aims to: 

  • Provide a critical understanding of a range of health policies and strategies in a variety of social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political settings in middle- and low- income countries
  • Enable students to analyse critically, evaluate and conduct responsive, public health-related research and apply evidence to everyday practice.
  • Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in order to promote improved health and well-being in middle and low income countries
  • Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research
  • Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future

Careers

There are many career opportunities within the field of Public Health throughout the world. Public Health, and in particular our response to humanitarian crises, has been highlighted by the recent war in Syria, the refugee camps and mass migration from the area, natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis worldwide, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, H5N1 Avian Influenza, Zika Virus, and MERS. People with public health skills and a knowledge of the humanitarian sector are highly sought after. 

Past alumni of this course typically gain employment in health ministries, health departments, national or international NGOs, UN Agencies, aid organisations, or universities. The international research project allows you to prove your ability in the sector by working with an NGO for your research in a mutually beneficial manner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Public Health
  • Key Themes in International Health and Health Policy 
  • Organisation and Manaqernent
  • Key Concepts in Sexual and Reproductive Health 
  • HR Planning & Managernent
  • Maternal & Newborn Health 
  • Systematic Reviews for Policy &Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Open to health professionals and graduates in health or related disciplines. Non-graduates with considerable work experience in the health sector of low or middle income countries and evidence of continued academic development through appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Medical students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme subject to having appropriate experience.
Work experience: 
  • Candidates generally require professional or voluntary experience in health or a related area in a low or middle income country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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