Summer School

Non-residential Summer School on the Social Determinants of Health

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th July 2017

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MSc Health Society Prospectus

Course Overview


Social inequalities in health relating to poverty and absolute and relative deprivation are major themes in research and policy debates in both developed and developing countries. The World Health Organisation Global Burden of Disease project has mapped the contribution of 26 major risk factors to the burden of ill-health world-wide; all these risk factors (with the possible exception of natural disasters) are strongly influenced by socio-economic factors, both at the
individual and population level.

The Health and Society : Social Epidemiology MSc/Diploma programmes are unique in that they combine conceptual issues linking the social environment to population health, the strong methodological base of epidemiology, statistical analysis, and policy.

The programme is run by UCL's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, which has a strong tradition of multidisciplinary research and teaching.

Which Programme is for you?


The next generation of social-epidemiologists, public health policy-makers and PhD students/researchers will find this innovative 12 month programme beneficial. It is designed to attract doctors, public health professionals, social scientists, biologists and statisticians with a strong interest in social epidemiology.


This 9 month programme, will suit those currently holding an MSc or higher degree in a related field or those wishing to study social epidemiology at a high level.

Certificate/short courses

For professionals working in public health or related areas, the Social Epidemiology components of the course are available as stand-alone module.

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