MSc Control of Infectious Diseases (MSc)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 9600

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 22600

All study options

About MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Overview

This is a multidisciplinary programme that bridges the fields of epidemiology, laboratory sciences and public health in the context of disease control. It includes a strong practical component and the opportunity to undertake a research project overseas with collaborating public health or research organisations and NGOs.

The programme will enable you to:

  • investigate the transmission of endemic and epidemic infections
  • select appropriate methods of control
  • design, implement and evaluate co-ordinated control methods
  • assess constraints of local public health delivery systems
  • manage available resources in the context of the control of infectious diseases
  • focus your efforts on particular geographical regions or specific diseases

Career opportunities

This programme will equip you with the specialised skills needed for a career in the control of infectious diseases. Graduates typically take up scientific or managerial positions in national and international government and aid agencies, join specific intervention projects, enter PhD programmes or, if intercalating, return to complete their training in medicine.

Compulsory modules:

Basic Statistics
Introduction to Disease Agents & Their Control
Basic Epidemiology or Extended Epidemiology

Elective modules include:

Health Policy, Process and Power
Health Economics
Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries
Conflict & Health
Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections
AIDS
Epidemiology and Control of Malaria
Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
Tropical Environmental Health

Integrated Vector Management

Statistical Methods in Epidemiology

Health Care Evaluation
Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries

Project report

You will complete a research project studying aspects of an intervention programme. Most students on this programme undertake their projects overseas.

Key information:

Duration: one year full-time or two years by split-study.

Location: London

Programme directors: Professor Michael Miles, Dr Lucy Reynolds

Contact email: msccid@lshtm.ac.uk

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9600International course feesGBP 22600
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4800International course feesGBP 11300

Entry requirements

A student must normally satisfy the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine general entrance requirements and the additional programme specific entrance requirements as follows:

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; applicants with a strong academic background in ancillary subjects will also be considered
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed.

Additionally for the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, some prior public health/overseas experience is advantageous and will be considered but is not necessarily a prerequisite for this course.

Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement of a second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission. Qualifications and experience will be assessed from the application.

Admissions FAQs

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to meet these requirements: Band B

Please see our English Language Requirements FAQs for information

Intercalating Students

You will need the equivalent of a bachelor's degree to undertake an MSc. This will usually require you to have a BSc degree or have completed the first three years of your medical degree. More information on intercalating an MSc at the School.

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