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Compulsory Project report (MSc only)


This module gives students the opportunity to work on a real epidemiological issue, and to develop and deepen their understanding of epidemiological concepts and skills learned during the MSc programme.

It is compulsory for all students on the distance learning MSc Epidemiology programme.


45 [450 hours]


Formal assessment of this module is by one written report, with a recommended minimum length of 7,000 and an absolute maximum of 10,000 words (100%).

The emphasis will be on the student’s understanding of the key epidemiological methods and their implementation. The project will be independently marked by two examiners and judged not only on scientific content but also on evidence of the student’s appreciation of its strengths and weaknesses, and on the appropriateness of the style and presentation of their report.

Students who receive a fail grade for their project report (0 or 1), and who are not granted extenuating circumstances, are allowed one further attempt at the project.

Find out more information about this module on the LSHTM website.