Taught course

Medical Microbiology

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:

  • 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.
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.


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 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.

In response to a high level of student interest in viral infections, the School has decided to offer the opportunity for students who focus on viruses in their module and project choices to be awarded a Master's degree in Medical Microbiology (Virology). This choice will depend on the module selection of the individual student in Terms 2 and 3 and choice of project.

Graduates from this programme move into global health careers related to medical microbiology in research or medical establishments and the pharmaceutical industry.

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

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
study@lshtm.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7299 4646