Research course

Infectious and Tropical Diseases

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

Entry requirements

A Masters degree in a subject appropriate to the course of study to be followed, or 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. Appropriate research experience is also required.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases encompasses all the laboratory-based research in the School as well as that on the clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases.

The range of disciplines represented is very broad and interdisciplinary research is a feature of much of the activity. The spectrum of diseases studied is wide, including major groups with a focus on malaria, tuberculosis, HIV⁄ AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, eye disease, vaccine development and evaluation, and vector biology and control.

Department specialisms

HIV Infection; Tuberculosis; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Acute Phase Protein; Trachoma; Parasitology; Communicable Disease Epidemiology

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Details of funding opportunities can be found on the School's website: Funding and Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
42 months
full time
42 months


full time
42 months
part time
42 months


full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

The Study Team