MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control (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 Medical Entomology for Disease Control at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Overview

This programme combines theoretical and practical training in biology and control of disease vectors and the human pathogens they transmit. You will gain specialised skills in the molecular biology of infectious diseases, and will cover all aspects of major vector-borne diseases.

By the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the biology of vectors and intermediate hosts of human pathogens together with methods for their control
  • describe the biology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of parasitic infections in humans and relate these to human health and disease control strategies
  • demonstrate a range of specialised technical and analytical skills relevant to vectors and vector-borne diseases
  • design and carry out a research project on biology or control of disease vectors, analyse and interpret the results and prepare a report including a critical literature review
  • design, undertake and evaluate vector control interventions

Career opportunities

Graduates go into operational control programmes, applied basic research and academic fields.

Compulsory modules:

Parasitology & Entomology
Analysis & Design of Research Studies
Critical Skills for Tropical Medicine
Vector Sampling, Identification & Incrimination
Integrated Vector Management

Elective modules include:

Epidemiology & Control of Malaria
Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries
Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology
Vector Biology & Vector Parasite Interaction
Epidemiology & Control of Communicable Diseases

Residential Field Trip

There is a compulsory one week field course, between Terms 2 and 3, on vector and parasite sampling and identification methods.

Project report

You will complete a field or laboratory research project on an appropriate entomological topic.

Key information:

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

Location: London

Programme director: Professor Mary Cameron

Contact email: mscmedic@lshtm.ac.uk

lshtm.ac.uk/study/masters/medical-entomology-disease-control

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:

  • an upper second-class honours degree (2:1) 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

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

An additional preferred requirement for the MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control is an interest in medical entomology, public health and disease control.

Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above 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

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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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