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

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Course summary

Pandemics. Vaccines. Cancer. Cardiovascular diseases. Epidemiology is about tackling today’s issues in public health and healthcare – understanding the determinants of health, evaluating interventions, and supporting the control and prevention of diseases. It’s a discipline that has saved millions of lives globally. Studying our MSc in Epidemiology, you’ll be equipped with a toolbox to help you investigate both infectious and non-communicable diseases. You’ll learn how to design studies, apply statistical analysis methods, and interpret results. By the end of the course, you will be able to make valuable contributions to medical research and public health worldwide.


Compulsory modules: Clinical Trials; Epidemiology in Practice; Extended Epidemiology; Epidemiology & -omics; 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). There are other optional modules which may be taken only after consultation with the Programme Directors. To see the full list of modules, 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, a formal summer exam, and a project report. For full assessment information, please see the module specifications.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the MSc Epidemiology, an applicant must: hold either a first degree at Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) 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 an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) degree or above. OR applicants with a 2:2 degree will also be considered if they have sufficient relevant professional experience or training in the field (sufficient, relevant professional experience means at least one year working in a role relevant to epidemiology; sufficient relevant training means an MSc or other postgraduate training in a field relevant to epidemiology) - we would encourage such applicants to contact the Programme Directors to discuss their suitability before applying. Additional requirements for the MSc Epidemiology are: - evidence of numeracy skills (e.g. A level Mathematics or Statistics or a module with strong quantitative components with a good mark in their university degree) - it is preferable for a student to have some work experience in a health-related field 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. Applicants with a background in veterinary science are advised to apply to the MSc Veterinary Epidemiology. Applicants looking for training in public health practice are advised to apply to the MSc Public Health. Please visit our website for full entry requirements for the MSc in Epidemiology, 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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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Information on all the scholarships we offer can be found on our fees and funding webpages. These pages are updated regularly as new scholarships become available. However, we recommend that students also look into alternative sources of funding.

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