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Population health programmes

Highly ranked for our groundbreaking research, studying population health at the 鶹ý will give you the skills and knowledge to improve health worldwide.

Covering a vast scope of health issues affecting the world’s populations, our research-led programmes provide an opportunity to learn from leading experts and join a truly global network.

The 鶹ý (LSHTM) has a legacy of 125 years of pioneering public and global health, we stand at the forefront of research, education, and policy impact.

Our population health programmes

MSc Climate Change & Planetary Health

This course is designed to understand the connection between planetary and human health to create a liveable planet for future generations. Unravel the impact of climate change on diverse populations around the world and analyse how our behaviour influences the planet. You’ll build confidence in assessing links, anticipating problems, finding solutions and intervening early, as well as developing specialist skills to become an agent of change.

Find out more about MSc Climate Change & Planetary Health (in-person) or MSc Climate Change & Planetary Health (online)

MSc / PGDip / PGCert Clinical Trials by Distance Learning

This course is designed to examine all the aspects that influence clinical trials in practice, develop your abilities to carry out trials effectively and shape the future of health. Taught by academics with extensive expertise in this area, this directed self-study programme will give you the skills to excel in your clinical trials career and make a difference to people’s lives globally. You will explore key elements in the methods and delivery of randomised trials of health interventions, to develop a well-rounded knowledge of the field; these include trial design and implementation, good research and management practice, data management, statistical analysis, interpretation and reporting.

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MSc Demography & Health

This course is designed to train population scientists to tackle global challenges in population trends. Some of the most critical global issues are demographic, creating demand for trained demographers to contribute to population policy, practice and research. Your training on this MSc will include cutting-edge techniques in demographic estimation, population projections and data analytics. You will also study the complex interaction of population dynamics with socioeconomic, political and environmental factors, understand the processes that govern population change and learn to assess population trends and policy from a critical perspective.

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MSc Epidemiology (on campus and online)

This course is designed to study the distribution and determinants of health in populations, and to apply this knowledge to improve population health and health equity. You’ll be equipped to investigate both infectious and non-communicable diseases spanning diverse global contexts. By the end of the course, you will be able to make valuable contributions to medical research and public health worldwide, developing transferable skills appropriate for health-related careers such as in academia, the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and in clinical research.

Find out more about MSc Epidemiology or MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Epidemiology by Distance Learning

MSc Global Mental Health

This course is designed to investigate the mental health needs of populations in different settings and formulate ways to better support them. LSHTM combines its expertise in clinical and public health with King’s College London's long-standing reputation in psychiatry to deliver an innovative programme in global mental health. You’ll learn how to initiate, develop and oversee mental health programmes in low-resource settings, and carry out research, preparing you to make a valuable contribution to research, public health, policy and practice.

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MSc Health Data Science

This course is designed to help identify new ways to prevent, treat, and cure disease with data science. Combine your passion for healthcare with technical knowledge and develop the specialist skills you need to become a successful and in-demand health data scientist and be immersed in an inspiring environment where world leaders in machine learning, electronic health records and epidemiology are pushing boundaries.

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MSc / PGDip / PGCert Health in Humanitarian Crises by Distance Learning

This course is designed to provide and enhance the practical humanitarian skills and operational expertise you need to improve health in fragile and crisis-affected communities. Developed by academics and field experts from the likes of Medecins Sans Frontieres, Save the Children and the WHO, this directed self-study programme provides an in-depth understanding of health and humanitarian issues. Exploring the humanitarian project cycle, you’ll develop strong evidence-based decision-making skills for effective crisis response and confidently gather critical information, assess and prioritise needs, design programmes and monitor intervention effectiveness.

Find out more about MSc / PGDip / PGCert Health in Humanitarian Crises by Distance Learning

MSc Medical Statistics

This course is designed to develop medical statisticians who can solve some of the biggest challenges in medicine. Help to advance medical knowledge, prevent diseases, improve treatments, and influence government health policies. From designing clinical studies to identifying the causes of diseases, you’ll develop the specialist skills you need to play a vital role in global health and development.

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MSc Nutrition for Global Health

This course is designed to equip students with the concepts, information and skills needed to tackle public health nutrition priorities, in a sustainable and equitable way. Students will gain extensive expertise through integrating epidemiological, dietary, public health, social and biological aspects of nutritional science informed by the latest research. You will develop critical analytical skills, be equipped to design interventions, and evaluate their impacts, and bridge translation of science to policies and programmes, ready to tackle the challenge of all forms of malnutrition worldwide.

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MSc One Health: Ecosystems, Humans & Animals

This course is designed to unravel the multidimensional connection between humans, animals and environments to innovate new ways to control complex health challenges. A transdisciplinary course delivered by LSHTM and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), you’ll learn from specialists in the field to understand disease ecology, evolution and emergence, including the drivers, impact and control of them (social, economic, biological, demographic, ecological).

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MSc Public Health for Development

This course is designed to produce public health specialists with the expertise to address critical health issues and develop innovative solutions for underserved communities in low- and middle-income countries. Gain the skills needed to address complex health and development challenges, and to design and manage public health programmes, to become a dynamic leader and champion in your chosen field. You’ll be taught by a team of social scientists, epidemiologists, health economists, health policy and maternal and child health specialists, among many other experts. Become part of a vibrant, tight-knit cohort of students who all have wide-ranging relevant experience, so that you can support and learn from each other throughout the degree.

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MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research

This course is designed to provide expertise in reproductive and sexual health, and the research methods required to examine this vital area of health across the lifespan. One of the few UK universities offering a course in this specialism, you’ll learn from experts at the forefront of the field who carry out ground-breaking research in key areas including sexual behaviour, control of STIs, reproductive rights and justice, and maternal, perinatal and newborn health. We’ll help you build your expertise in reproductive and sexual health, and equip you to carry out and appraise policy-relevant research for addressing this key area of public health.

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MSc Sexual & Reproductive Health Policy and Programming (online)

This course is designed to bring change through shaping policies and programmes on issues surrounding sexual and reproductive health and rights. Exploring emerging and neglected issues across the area of sexual and reproductive health, you’ll be taught by a team of experts who have experience in contributing to policy and global health programmes. Developed and delivered with University of Ghana.

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MSc Veterinary Epidemiology

This course is designed to train veterinary epidemiologists at the front line of disease surveillance and control. Combining LSHTM's strengths in epidemiological principles and communicable disease epidemiology with the Royal Veterinary College’s expertise in veterinary epidemiology, animal health and production, you’ll receive training in methodological skills for carrying out epidemiological studies while learning skills in surveillance and disease control in animal and human populations.

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Other subjects

Not found a course for you? Take a look at our programmes in health and data, infectious and tropical diseasesǰ public health and policy.

"I chose the programme because of its interdisciplinary approach and its focus on nutritional issues in low- and middle-income countries. I decided to attend LSHTM because I wanted to learn from students from a wide range of backgrounds. Both the faculty and the students have extensive expertise which makes classroom discussions consistently engaging and exciting."

Nicole Cunningham, United States of America
MSc Nutrition for Global Health

Creating a more healthy, sustainable and equitable world: LSHTM

"The MSc provides an extensive introduction to issues within Global Mental Health and the levels at which you can get involved, whether at research level or working with funding bodies, international health organisations and governments to create policy briefs that eventually would translate into legislations. It provides you with a lot of research skills, alongside the content."

Sarah Derveeuw, Belgium / Democratic Republic of the Congo
MSc Global Mental Health