Reproductive and Sexual Health Research, M.Sc. in UK

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Study in:United Kingdom
135 days
Remaining
Deadline: 2 Aug 2019

About

The MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provides a non-clinical foundation in family planning, obstetric health, AIDS and sexually-transmitted infections.This Master’s program is recognized by the ESRC as providing high quality research training and a small number of ESRC scholarships (including 1+3 scholarships) are available to UK or EU residents. These are advertised each year with the School scholarships information.

Objectives

By the end of this program students should be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evidence-based approaches to research of reproductive and sexual health issues
  • critically assess and apply these research approaches to inform development, health and social welfare programmes
  • demonstrate a good understanding of the socio-cultural, political and ethical issues surrounding reproductive and sexual health
  • identify and address appropriate research questions in reproductive and sexual health, using methods from a range of public health disciplines
  • carry out research activities to identify effective components of reproductive and sexual health services within programs

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Epidemiology or Extended Epidemiology
  • Foundations in Reproductive Health
  • Principles of Social Research
  • Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Health Policy, Process & Power
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Population Studies
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries
  • Health Care Evaluation
  • Health Promotion Approaches and Methods
  • Maternal & Child Nutrition
  • Sociological Approaches to Health

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Masters program is at least one of the following:

  • a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.

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