• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Most of the Infectious Diseases (Distance Learning) students from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are in-service health professionals working for example as doctors or laboratory staff, who take the courses in order to acquire new knowledge in infectious diseases, or to update their current expertise.

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.

Study materials

You receive your study materials after you register. Study materials may include Subject guides, Readers, Textbooks, CD-ROMs/additional computer software (e.g. Stata), Past examination papers and Examiners’ reports, and Handbooks. You also have access to the School’s online library resources. We also provide all students with a student registration card.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Principles of Biology
  • Biology of Infectious Diseases
  • Control of Infectious Diseases
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Nutrition & Infection
  • Parasitology
  • Viral Infections
  • Healthcare-Associated Infection
  • Immunology of Infection and Vaccines
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Epidemiology & Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
  • HIV/AIDS

Lecturers

Programme directors: Dr Patricia Gorak-Stolinska, Dr Jackie Cliff, Dr Anita Skinner 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Postgraduate Certificate - 1-5 years Postgraduate Diploma or the MSc - 2-5 years
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits
    • Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits
    • Master's – 180 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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.

Technological Requirements

You must have regular access to a computer (or mobile device) with an internet connection to use the University of London International Programmes website and the Student Portal. These are where your programme’s study resources are located. Through the Student Portal you can register as a student, enter exams and use your programme’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13930 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13930 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Master's £13,930
  • Postgraduate Diploma £11,030
  • Postgraduate Certificate £8,130

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There are many ways to fund your studies at the School. Our students receive funding from more than 200 different sources, including charities, government agencies, companies and individual benefactors. You can find out more information about our scholarships on the Fees & Funding section of the website.

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