Taught course

Tropical Paediatrics

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine · Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Entry requirements

Open to graduates with a medical degree and at least one years experience of professional work in clinical paediatrics after qualification.

All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award.

Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Experience of working in a developing country is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to provide doctors practising or intending to practise in developing countries with a critical understanding of the evidence for the control and management of diseases in childhood with particular reference to endemic diseases in tropical countries. Students will develop their ability to appraise the evidence that underlies current practice, undertake research and lead improvements in the quality of health services delivered to children in both hospital and community settings. The curriculum reflects current national and international priorities and policies in global child health. Following the taught component, which does not include a formal hospital attachment or bed side teaching, participants complete a dissertation including a period of applied research either overseas or in Liverpool.

Information for international students

The programme is taught in English. Applicants whose first language is not English must normally provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Other English Language Tests and country specific English Language qualifications are also accepted a full list with details of levels required can be found on the LSTM website. Applicants who have recently completed a degree level qualification taught in a majority English speaking country (as defined by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)) may also be accepted at the discretion of the Director of Studies.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
EU £8,500 Non EU £18,700

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44(0)151 705 3100