Wellcome Trust Master’s Studentship in MSc Public Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Wellcome Trust
Masters Degree

Deadline: 29 April 2020 (Annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2020

Brief description:

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is inviting UK/EU students who wish to enrol in the AY 2020/2021 MSc Public Health programme, to apply for the Wellcome Trust Master’s Studentship (MSc Public Health). One studentship will be awarded per year for 3 years.

The Wellcome Trust Master’s Programme Awards in Humanities and Social Science scheme aims to build an influential and diverse population of talented researchers in the humanities and social sciences in order to improve the understanding of human health. The scholar is required to follow a humanities and social science ‘pathway’ through the MSc Public Health scheme. This will involve taking modules in humanities and social science disciplines and using 1 or more of these approaches in the MSc project.

Host Institution(s):

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Field(s) of study:

Masters in Public Health

Number of Scholarships:


Target group:

Students applying to the MSc Public Health, who are planning a career in health-related humanities or social science research.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The studentship will support:

• Tuition fees at the Home (UK/EU) full-time fee rate for 1 year
• Tax-free stipend of £17,000.00 (including London weighting), paid out to the awardee directly in 12 monthly instalments
• Expenses for fieldwork of up to £1,040.00 (MSc project)


Applicants must be individuals who are planning a career in health-related humanities or social science research. As this studentship is competitive, candidates should hold, or be expected to hold by 1 September 2020, qualifications of the same standard as a good honours degree at first or upper second class level from a UK academic institution in a humanities or social science discipline. Applicants are also expected to demonstrate experience in health-related humanities or social science research.

The studentship is only available to applicants who are assessed as having a UK/EU fee status, according to the regulations set out on the UKCISA website. Applicants must hold an offer of admission for 2020-21 entry for the London-based (face-to face) MSc Public Health programme at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine by the studentship deadline of 29 April 2020.

Application instructions:

Applicants must first submit a complete application for MSc Public Health via LSHTM’s online application portal. Complete applications, including all necessary supporting documents, must be submitted by the Scholarship application deadline. It is however, recommended that applicants for this funding apply for their study/programme by 22 April 2020 in order to ensure that there are no processing delays which could impact on meeting the scholarship deadline. Applicants must submit an application for this studentship funding via the Scholarships online application form by 29 April 2020. A completed supplementary questions form for this scholarship must be uploaded as part of this application.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding-scholarships/2020-21-wellcome-trust-masters-studentship-msc-public-health

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