What will I learn?


This stream provides multidisciplinary training in the advanced methods necessary to undertake epidemiological research on the relationships between health and the environment. Students will develop an understanding of the social, economic and political contexts which underlie the establishment of priorities and the selection and evaluation of policy responses.


By the end of this stream students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real health problems. In addition, they should be able to:

  • describe the principal concerns in environment and health (pollution of air, water, and land; the urban environment; sustainable development; risk perceptions)
  • interpret and evaluate risk assessments and risk management strategies as applied to environment and health concerns
  • show a theoretical and practical understanding of the design and analysis of studies in environmental epidemiology
  • analyse the political and social contexts in which an environment and health policy is made, the factors that lead to policy change, and in particular, the role that research plays in policy change
  • show competence in critically evaluating and communicating research evidence in relation to environment and health issues

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Public Health & Policy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£26,680.00 (US$ 36,483) per year
This is a fixed fee

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Start date

September 2022


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Keppel Street,




WC1E 7HT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have Bachelors Degree. Students need to have an IELTS Overall Score: 6.0; Writing: 6.0; Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Graduates from LSHTM have the opportunity to work globally, solving major health problems and enjoying a rich and rewarding career on many levels.

  • Online and in-person postgraduate courses
  • Study led by genuine experts and leading researchers
  • Global career opportunities with major health bodies
  • Students from over 150 countries

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