This is Europe’s only graduate programme in reproductive health research and is designed for those interested in acquiring the research skills necessary to conduct policy-relevant research into sexual and reproductive health. It provides a non-clinical foundation in family planning, obstetric health, AIDS and sexually-transmitted infections.

The programme will enable you 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 programmes

For the most up-to-date programme information and entry requirements visit the programme page.


Study Details:

MSc one year full-time; part-time or split study over two years

Module Details:

Compulsory modules:

  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Foundations in Reproductive Health
  • Principles of Social Research
  • Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Sexual Health

Elective modules include:

  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Family Planning Programmes
  • Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Current Issues in Safe Motherhood & Perinatal Health
  • AIDS
  • Analysing Survey & Population Data

Project report

You will complete a summer research project. This usually involves empirical quantitative or qualitative analysis of an existing dataset but may be a research proposal, policy or literature review.

Programme Funding

This programme has funding available for 2018/19, and is currently accepting applications. Three studentships funded by the Population Investigation Committee (PIC) are open for application to those planning a career in demographic research or in an area where demographic skills are a necessity. The full value of each studentship award is GBP 15,000.00. For more details, please visit our scholarships page.

Student Destinations

Graduates go into public health and reproductive health programmes, evaluation of family planning programmes, research for governmental and non-governmental agencies and university teaching.


Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to the programme. Intercalating medical students may apply. 

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