M.Sc. On Campus

Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

12 months
22500 GBP/year
9850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Tropical and Infectious Diseases programme from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine develops research skills that are applicable to a wide range of problems in clinical and epidemiological settings.


Key facts

Emphasis is given to the scientific and empiric evidence for diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in developing countries, with particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and malaria, from a public health and clinical perspective. However, the programme does not include a clinical attachment and teaching at the bedside. Following a taught component, participants complete a dissertation including a period of applied research either overseas or in Liverpool.

This Tropical and Infectious Diseases programme from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine aims to: 

  • Provide doctors with previous experience in high burden diseases with research skills relevant to tropical and infectious diseases in low income countries.
  • Develop students’ knowledge and comprehension of the preventive and curative management strategies that promote health and well-being in tropical countries.
  • Enable students to comprehend and conduct health-related research.
  • Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles.
  • Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research.
  • Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future.


The MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases (MTID) provides a wide range of skills and training for doctors planning academic and clinical careers in resource-poor settings with endemic diseases. It is an excellent qualification for doctors who wish to work in the field of health research in either a clinical or community context, as well as with international organisations specialising in health assistance-related activities. 

This MSc is a great springboard into clinical academic routes, previous students have been successful in Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowships. Also, many students have had their research projects published in peer reviewed journals, enhancing their standing in the academic research environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Research Methods in International Health
  • Current Clinical Challenges in Tropical Medicine
  • Quality Improvement in Global Child Health
  •  HIV in Resource Limited Settings
  •  Organisation & Management
  • Key Concepts in Sexual & Reproductive Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Open to graduates with a medical degree and at least two years’ experience of professional work after qualification.
Work experience: 
  • Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Experience of working in a developing country is desirable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9850 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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