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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

Overview

These programmes 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 programmes 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 programmes 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.

Assessment

Assessment varies from module to module but will include a combination of unseen written examinations and written assignments. Details are given in the module specifications.

Examinations take place once a year in June (please note: it is not possible to hold examinations at other times of year). These are normally held in a student’s country of residence. We have examination centres in over 180 countries worldwide (for details please visit the assessment and examinations section).

Examinations are arranged mainly through Ministries of Education or the British Council. Students taking examinations will need to pay a fee to their local examination centre. Please note that if you fail an examination at the first entry you will be allowed one further attempt.

Credits awarded

Credits will be awarded to all modules (15 credits each) and (MSc only) the project (45 credits) successfully completed. To successfully pass an award the following credits must be gained:

Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits
Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits
Master's – 180 credits.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,240overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

  • Campus address

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, Keppel Street, LONDON, CAMDEN, WC1E 7HT, England

Students from over 150 countries study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and an active alumni network maintains links with the school.
Distance learning courses focus on clinical trials, epidemiology, global health policy, infectious diseases and public health.

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