Entry requirements

Either a 2nd-class honours degree of a recognised university in Science, or a related subject or medicine. Applicants with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualifications are also considered.

Medical Microbiology; Medical Microbiology (Virology).

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms (predominantly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. The increasing incidence of microbial infections worldwide is being compounded by the rapid evolution of drug-resistant variants and opportunistic infections by other organisms. The course content reflects the increasing importance of genomics and molecular techniques in both diagnostics and the study of pathogenesis.

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


part time
24 months
full time
12 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
+44 (0)20 7299 4646
+44 (0)20 7299 4656