Demography & Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

The great baby bust, ageing communities, migration and climate change – the headlines are dominated by pressing issues facing populations globally. These population trends impact everything from voting behaviour to carbon emissions, labour markets to sexual health, and from family and relationships to economic growth and equality. Join our MSc Demography and Health to study population dynamics and their interaction with global health. Over one year (full time) or two years (part time or split study), you’ll learn to analyse processes that govern population change, including reproductive behaviour, exposure to health risks, economic growth, and climate change. Our degree is recognised by the Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for students planning PhD research, and the Population Investigation Committee (PIC). Scholarships from these bodies and others are available each year.


Term 1 core modules: Basic Epidemiology OR Extended Epidemiology; Demographic Methods; Population Studies; Principles of Social Research; Statistics for Epidemiology & Population Health. Terms 2 and 3: Students take a total of five study modules, one from each timetable slot (C1, C2, D1, D2, E). Students are expected to take modules related to demography for at least two of their other four choices. There are other optional modules which may be taken only after consultation with the Programme Directors. To see the full list of module options, please see the programme webpage on our website.

Assessment method

Assessments may include essays, other written coursework, short written exams, practical exams, group-work, presentations or other methods and a project report. For full assessment information, please see the module specifications.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to an LSHTM master's degree programme, an applicant must: hold either a first degree at Second Class Honours (2:2) standard in a relevant discipline, or a degree in medicine recognised by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) for the purposes of practising medicine in the UK, or another degree of equivalent standard awarded by an overseas institution recognised by UK ENIC or the GMC. OR hold a professional qualification appropriate to the programme of study to be followed obtained by written examinations and judged by LSHTM to be equivalent to a Second Class Honours (2:2) degree or above. OR have relevant professional experience or training which is judged by LSHTM to be equivalent to a Second Class Honours (2:2) degree or above. Additional requirements for the MSc Demography & Health include evidence of numeracy skills. Relevant subjects for the MSc Demography & Health include social sciences (e.g. anthropology, demography, development, economics, geography, international relations, politics, sociology) and sciences (e.g. mathematics, statistics, biology, medicine, nursing, midwifery). Other qualifications will be considered subject to evidence of sufficient quantitative exposure (please make this evidence clear within the application). Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirement, but who have relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission. Qualifications and experience will be assessed from the application. Please visit our website for full entry requirements for the MSc in Demography and Health, including English Language requirements if English is not your first language.

English language requirements

As part of the application process, applicants are required to demonstrate how they meet LSHTM's minimum English Language requirements. This is particularly important for applicants requiring a Student Visa, as the UK Home Office dictates that every student from outside the UK and Republic of Ireland must show evidence of a minimum level of English language ability (called CEFR B2 level) in order to be granted a Student visa and study in the UK.

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Demography & Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London - UCAS