London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Epidemiology

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Epidemiology

This programme equips students with the knowledge and statistical skills to make valuable contributions to medical research as well as public health in low-, middle- and high-income countries. Epidemiological methods underpin clinical medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation to investigate the causes of disease and to evaluate interventions to prevent or control disease.

Graduates enter careers in medical research, academic medicine, public health and community medicine, epidemiological field studies, drug manufacture and with government or NGOs. Find out more about our graduate careers and destinations.

The Nand Lal Bajaj and Savitri Devi Prize is awarded to the best project each year. The prize was donated by Dr Subhash Chandra Arya, former student, in honour of his parents Dr Nand Lal Bajaj and Mrs Savitri Devi.

Duration: one year full time; half-time or split-study over two years. Ways to study explained.

Epidemiology

Watch Programme Director, Punam Mangtani, and students talk about the programme.

By the end of this programme, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and awareness of the role of epidemiology and its contribution to other health-related disciplines
  • choose appropriate designs and develop detailed protocols for epidemiological studies
  • enter and manage computerised epidemiological data and carry out appropriate statistical analyses
  • assess the results of epidemiological studies (their own or other investigators’), including critical appraisal of the study question, study design, methods and conduct, statistical analyses and interpretation