Taught course

Infectious Diseases (by Distance Learning)

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

Entry requirements

For the MSc: a Second-class Honours degree or equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in health-related disciplines or in statistics or another appropriate subject. Work experience in a health sciences/ health care setting is desirable but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides a broad understanding of infectious diseases through the core units in public health, biostatistics and epidemiology, and biology and control of infectious disease which are taken by all students, together with the subsequent opportunity for specialised study in areas of the student's own choice. A wide range of optional advanced units is available in specialised areas of Biology of Infection; Epidemiology, Statistics and Disease Control; Issues in Health Management; Major Infectious Diseases; Management and Evaluation; Health Policy, Social Science and Economics; Research Design, Management and Analysis; Critical Evaluation of Scientific Papers and Writing Grant Applications.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Details of funding opportunities can be found on the School's website: http://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

The Study Team