Taught course

Medical Entomology for Disease Control

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

Entry requirements

Either a Second-class Honours degree of a recognised university in science, or a related subject, or a degree in medicine. Applicants with an appropriate technical qualification and work experience, or equivalent qualifications, are also welcomed.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides training in the theoretical and practical aspects of the biology and control of disease vectors as well as the human pathogens that they transmit, and also equip students with specialised skills that will facilitate research, commercial or administrative careers that demand a knowledge of the molecular biology of infectious diseases.
Introductory sessions cover all aspects of major vector-borne diseases. Study units offer a thorough grounding in the systematics of medically important arthropods, in the main processes regulating vector populations, and in the biology of vector-parasite and vector-vertebrate interactions.

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


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation30 (10000 words)

Course contact details

The Study Team