Taught course

Clinical Trials (by Distance Learning)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine · Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Entry requirements

For the MSc, PG Certificate and PG Diploma: A first or second class honours degree or equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London; in a subject appropriate to the course or in another discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included a suitable preliminary training.

Months of entry


Course content

These courses provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of randomised controlled trials of health interventions. They are suitable for students working in high-, middle- and low-income countries.

The need for rigorous evaluation of components of health care is increasingly recognised worldwide. An important type of evaluation is the randomised controlled clinical trial. These courses will give students an understanding of trials which will equip them to work in this increasingly important field.

They are suitable both for those wishing to gain an overall understanding of trials before moving into the field, and those who have general or specialist experience in clinical trials and aim to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis and reporting of clinical trials in high, middle and low income countries.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Details of funding opportunities can be found on the School's website: www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 - 60 months


distance learning
12 - 60 months


distance learning
12-60 months

Course contact details

University of London International Programmes