Applicants must normally satisfy the School’s general entrance requirements and additional programme-specific entrance requirements to be considered for admission. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the procedures and deadlines given in the web-based or printed prospectus.
Eligibility for the MSc Tropical Medicine & International Health:
Students must have a degree in medicine and be registered medical practitioners. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least two years of experience working in clinical medicine (in any country) with recent professional experience in a relevant discipline.
Please note that it is not possible to intercalate on this course.
Months of entry
This course develops the careers of doctors whose interest is the practice of medicine in tropical and low- and middle-income countries. The course offers a wide choice of modules and provides training in clinical tropical medicine at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
The Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H)
All students going on the MSc will take the Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. Students with a prior DTM&H, or holding 60 Masters level credits from the DTM&H (East African Partnership) may apply for exemption from Term 1 via recognition of prior learning.
The Frederick Murgatroyd Award is awarded each year for the best student of the year. Donated by Mrs Murgatroyd in memory of her husband, who held the Wellcome Chair of Clinical Tropical Medicine in 1950 and 1951.
Duration: one year full-time or split-study over two years. Ways to study explained.
- Programme specification (pdf)
Changes to the course
The School will seek to deliver this course in accordance with the description set out in this course page. However, there may be situations in which it is desirable or necessary for the School to make changes in course provision, either before or after registration. For further information, please see our page on changes to courses.
Information for international students
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to meet these requirements: Band C
Please see our English Language Requirements FAQs for information
Fees and funding
Information on all the scholarships we offer and how to apply to them can be found here. These pages are updated regularly as new scholarships become available. However, we recommend that students also look into alternative sources of funding.
Our fees can be found on the LSHTM website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries