MSc in Infectious DiseasesLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MSc in Infectious Diseases
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MSc in Infectious Diseases
These programs provide a broad understanding of infectious diseases through the core modules in public health, biostatistics and epidemiology, and the biology and control of infectious diseases which are taken by all students, together with the subsequent opportunities for specialised study in areas of the student’s own choice.
The Infectious Diseases programs draw upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. Providing a broad understanding of infectious diseases, together with developing strategies for their control and treatment, the courses will be of particular relevance to in-service health professionals, such as doctors or laboratory staff who either wish to acquire new knowledge in infectious diseases or update their current expertise.
These programs are aimed both at recent graduates who wish to pursue an advanced degree, and at people who took their first training some time ago and wish to update their knowledge in this rapidly evolving field or who wish to change career direction.
All applicants are required to have:
A first or second class honours degree or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in a scientific subject (e.g. biology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy) or in another scientific discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable preliminary training.
Applicants with an appropriate technical qualification and work experience will also be considered.
Qualifications from around the world are accepted; for further guidance please see the School's qualifications for entrance. Students who do not satisfy the entrance requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.
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- MSc: EITHER 12 modules (4 compulsory core plus and 8 elective) OR 9 modules (4 compulsory plus five elective) plus project report
To complete the MSc, students must choose 4 elective modules from the IDM elective list below. Another 4 further elective modules may then be chosen from either the IDM modules or from the PHM2 list below.
Note that restrictions and pre-requisites may apply to some of the modules below. Not all modules will be available every year.
IDM elective modules
- Bacterial Infections
- Nutrition & Infection
- Viral Infections
- Healthcare-Associated Infection
- Immunology of Infection and Vaccines
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Epidemiology & Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
- Project Report
- Research Design, Management & Analysis
PHM2 elective modules
- Health Care Evaluation
- Medical Anthropology in Public Health
- Principles & Practice of Health Promotion
- Applied Communicable Disease Control
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.
Successful completion of the program may serve as preparation for students who wish to go on to take further study in the subject area.
About this institute
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Established in 1899, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is dedicated to improving health worldwide through training the next generation of health leaders to address major public and global health challenges. This year, LSHTM celebrates 120 years...
Why study at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
LSHTM is highly ranked in various university league tables:
- #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019
- #3 in the world for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020
- #4 in the world for Infectious Diseases in US News Best Global Universities Subject Ranking 2021
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