Taught course

Control of Infectious Diseases

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine · Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following:

  • a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed; applicants with a strong academic background in ancillary subjects will also be considered;
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a multidisciplinary programme that bridges the fields of epidemiology, laboratory sciences and public health. It includes a strong practical component and the opportunity to undertake a research project overseas. The course will train students in all aspects of the control of infectious diseases and prepare them for a career in a range of organisations.

This programme will equip students with specialised skills that will facilitate a career in the control of infectious diseases as staff of health ministries, health departments, national or international disease control agencies, aid organisations or universities.

The majority of the research projects are performed overseas, with collaborating public health or research organisations and NGOs. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this overseas opportunity, which is crucial to the nature of the course.

Graduates from this programme take up scientific or managerial positions in national and international government and aid agencies, or join specific intervention or research projects.

Fees and funding

The MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology has been allocated two scholarship places under the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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