MSc & PhD in the Population Studies Group at LSHTM

By PAA Web posted 12-07-2020 13:18


The Population Studies Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has several postgraduate opportunities currently available:

  1. MSc Programmes

The Population Studies Group runs two taught postgraduate programmes: the MSc Demography & Health and the MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research.

The MSc Demography & Health equips students with the theories and skills to understand and quantify population dynamics and their downstream implications for health and health policies. Students are further trained in the analysis of micro-level processes that govern population change, including fertility and reproductive behavior, the exposure to health risks, and population mobility. Analysis tools and techniques are applied to high-income settings where data and information are abundant as well as populations that are covered by partial or deficient information systems.

The MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research is designed for students interested in acquiring the skills necessary to evaluate and critically assess policy-relevant research into sexual and reproductive health. It provides a non-clinical foundation in family planning, obstetric health, AIDS and sexually-transmitted infections:

Various scholarship opportunities are available to fund both MScs. Some of these, including the PIC scholarships are announced later in the year. Keep checking LSHTM’s MSc funding webpage for details:


  1. ESRC PhD studentships 

ESRC-funded PhD scholarships are available at the LSHTM, to start in autumn 2021. We welcome any topic from excellent candidates in the fields of demography or reproductive and sexual health. The websites of the Population Studies Group ( and MARCH (Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health: have lists of staff who could supervise projects, with their research interests. In the first instance, please contact a potential supervisor, including a CV and a description of research interests well ahead of this deadline.

The closing date for preliminary applications is 11 January 2021. 

As part of their scholarship, students may spend a year at the European Doctoral School of Demography ( 

For further details, and application forms, see:

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