Taught course

Medical Entomology for Disease Control

Institution
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine · Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

  • an upper second-class honours degree (2:1) 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.
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.


An additional preferred requirement for the MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control is an interest in medical entomology, public health and disease control.

Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme combines theoretical and practical training in biology and control of disease vectors and the human pathogens they transmit. Students will gain specialised skills in the molecular biology of infectious diseases, and will cover all aspects of major vector-borne diseases. The course also offers a thorough grounding in the systematics of medically important arthropods, processes regulating vector populations, and the biology of vector–parasite and vector–vertebrate interactions.

Graduates go into operational control programmes, applied basic research and academic fields.

Information for international students

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
study@lshtm.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)207 299 4646