Skip to main content

MSc Public Health

Course information>


October 2024

Programme Duration

2-5 years (MSc and PGDip) | 1-5 years (PGCert)

Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

With this master's programme, developed by the academics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), you can acquire new knowledge and skills and learn to apply them to address diverse public health issues in low, middle and high income settings.

Key features

  1. Broaden your knowledge or specialise

    Study a general public health degree or specialise in one of four streams: Environment & Health, Health Economics, Health Promotion or Health Services Management.

  2. Boost your career prospects

    Gain the essential skills you need to make a real difference to the health of individuals and communities. Launch or advance your career in public health, or lay a foundation for future research.

  3. Learn from leading experts

    The curriculum and study materials have been developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), an institution at the forefront of global health for over 120 years – from pioneering work on vaccines to making the first link between smoking and lung cancer. 

  4. A mark of excellence

    Earn a degree that is valued across the globe and will help you pursue sought-after careers in health-related fields. The University of London has been a trusted provider of distance and flexible learning for over 160 years and is a reputable name to attach to your qualification.

  5. Fit your studies around your life

    Study independently around your commitments from anywhere in the world. Enhance your professional experience with a prestigious qualification no matter where you are based and without putting your career on hold while you study.


Afizah Nuin, a MONKEYBAR project staff conducts a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test to determine species of mosquitoes at a UMS (University Malaysia Sabah) lab in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Thursday, March 16, 2017. (Joshua Paul for LSHTM)
Study postgraduate courses developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine by distance learning.

Course overview

Key dates


Fees, funding and payment

Career opportunities

“The distance learning degree allows for staggering tuition payments per module, offering flexibility within the allotted time for course completion.”

Nkoli Nnamou


Apply now

Start dates

  • October 2024 - application deadline closes