Masters | Postgraduate Course - Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Programme directors: Dr Patricia Gorak-Stolinska, Dr Jackie Cliff, Dr Anita Skinner
Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Study Details

MSc & PG Diploma 2-5yrs and PG Certificate 1-5yrs

This programme draws upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. It provides a broad understanding of infectious diseases through its core modules in biology, biostatistics, epidemiology and the control of infectious diseases, together with the subsequent opportunity for specialised study in areas of infectious diseases.

The programme will develop your academic and practical insight into the biology of infective agents and their interaction with the host. You will also be encouraged to develop a range of transferable and subject-specific expertise which will enable you to develop rational strategies for the control of infectious diseases.

Who is it for?

The programme is equally suited to recent graduates and established professionals who wish to bring their knowledge up-to-date, and to those wishing to change careers.

Credits awarded

Credits are awarded to all modules (15 credits each) and the project (MSc only – 45 credits) on successful completion. To obtain a qualification, the following credits must be gained:

  • PG Certificate – 60 credits
  • PG Diploma – 120 credits
  • MSc – 180 credits  

For the most up-to-date programme information and entry requirements visit the programme page.

Module details

Core modules

  • Biology of Infectious Diseases
  • Control of Infectious Diseases
  • Principles of Biology
  • Principles of Biostatistics and Epidemiology


The PG Certificate comprises the four core modules. The PG Diploma comprises the core modules plus four elective modules. The MSc consists of the core modules, plus either five elective modules and a project report or eight elective modules.

Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to the programme. Applicants with an appropriate technical qualification will also be considered.